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Hays-Boot Hill Cemetery

18th and Fort
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 628-8202
Fax: (785) 628-1471
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On the northeast corner of Fort and 18th stands a statue by Pete Felten known as "The Homesteader." The statue commemorates the first cemetery of Hays City, believed to have been the first in Kansas, if not the entire United States, known by the title Boot Hill.
Surprisingly enough, considering the reputation of early-day Hays City as a wild and wicked town, the first few deaths resulted from natural or accidental causes. The first recorded death on 11-5-1867 was due to an accident where a resident was kicked in the head by a mule, followed by fever and an unknown fatal ailment. The succeeding recordings of interments on Boot Hill were from man-made violence such as racial strife, alcoholism, mob violence, suicides and shootouts. The last burial on Boot Hill was on November 9, 1874. Free admission.

Rope ‘em Ride & Family Fun Walk

May 3, 2014
Venue: Hays-Boot Hill Cemetery
Address: 94 Lewis Dr, Hays, KS 67601
Time: Starting: 10:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-625-3257
This one-day energetic extravaganza features a 5 mile to 100 mile bicycle ride. Serious and recreational cyclists come from across the stat...More

Rope ‘em Ride & Family Fun Walk

May 3, 2014
Venue: Hays-Boot Hill Cemetery
Address: 18th and Fort, Hays, KS 67601
Time: Starting: 10:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-625-3257
This one-day energetic extravaganza features a 5 mile to 100 mile bicycle ride. Serious and recreational cyclists come from across the stat...More

Great Planes on the Great Plains 4th Annual Fly In

June 7, 2014
Venue: Hays-Boot Hill Cemetery
Address: 3950 E. 8th Hays Regional Airport, Hays, KS 67601
Time: From: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-628-7370
Bring the family and enjoy the 4th Annual Hays Regional Airport Fly-In. This fun filled day will include helicopter rides, airplane and hel...More