Fort Hays

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Originally called Fort Fletcher, Fort Hays was a U.S. Army post active 1865-1889, used during the American Indian Wars. In 1929 it opened as a historical park. The ghost said to haunt the premises is known as the Blue Light Lady. According to her legend, she was Elizabeth Polly, who died of cholera in 1867 while she had been taking care of the sick during a cholera epidemic. She was buried nearby, and her apparition has been seen around the fort.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1472 Highway 183 Alternate
Hays, Kansas 67601
United States

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GPS:
38.86208410857983, -99.34320902821128
County:
Ellis County, Kansas
Nearest Towns:
Hays, KS (1.5 mi.)
Munjor, KS (5.5 mi.)
Catharine, KS (8.2 mi.)
Schoenchen, KS (10.3 mi.)
Victoria, KS (10.5 mi.)
Ellis, KS (12.8 mi.)
Liebenthal, KS (14.4 mi.)
Gorham, KS (17.3 mi.)
La Crosse, KS (22.9 mi.)
McCracken, KS (23.0 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://kansastravel.org/forthays.htm

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