Caldwell, Kansas…Rowdy Town
Guest speaker: Karen Sturm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
Karen Sturm, tourism coordinator for the Chamber of Commerce in Caldwell, Kansas spoke on the city of Caldwell during the cattle drive era.
Nicknamed the Border Queen, Caldwell was a wild, wide open Cowtown in the days of the cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail. Being a lawman in Caldwell was nearly impossible. Between 1879 and 1885, the town went through 16 marshals. Violence was rampant. Outlaws were buried in Caldwell’s boot hill, and a cemetery was begun northwest of town.