Dalton Gang corpses photo op.

Dalton Death Sidewalk

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Coffeyville, Kansas

The citizens of Coffeyville, Kansas, killed some bank robbers over 120 years ago and have been pocketing interest from it ever since. The robbers were members of the Dalton Gang, America's premier lawbreaking family of the Gilded Age. Two of the Dalton brothers, and two of their henchmen, were shot dead in Coffeyville on October 5, 1892.

Dalton Gang corpses photo op.

Coffeyville showcases its historical carnage on the streets, where it belongs. Recognizing the value of a powerful icon, in 1992 Coffeyville turned a famous photo of the four dead Dalton Gang corpses, laid out next to each other, into a life-size mural painted by artist Don Sprague onto the sidewalk outside one of the banks that they tried to rob. It is a unique photo-op, allowing you, the 21st century tourist, to lie atop or next to a 19th century bank robber, and hold still long enough to appear dead.

Also see: Dalton Gang Alley of Death

Dalton Death Sidewalk

Address:
807 S. Walnut St, Coffeyville, KS
Directions:
On the east side of S. Walnut St., between E. 8th and 9th Sts. Painted onto the sidewalk.
RA Rates:
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