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Graves of the Old West
Last Post 03 Sep 2010 03:12 PM by Martha. 0 Replies.
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03 Sep 2010 03:12 PM

    Sheriff Tom Smith was hired in 1870 to bring the lawless cowtown of Abilene, KS to order. His law was "no guns in town". He was murdered within the first year of his short tenure. In 1904 grateful citizens moved his body to the Abilene City Cemetary and put a 2 1/4 ton red granite stone from Oklahoma over the grave. My dad told the story that the stone was put there so outlaws and malcontents wouldn't dig up the body and parade it through town. I don't know which story is the fact but an interesting man, place and story.

     


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