The Dalton Defenders Museum

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113 E. 8th Street, Coffeyville, KS, USA

The Dalton Defenders Museum Coffeyville Reviews

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A monument to down-home country violence Jan 22, 2010
Ever in the arkansas, oklahoma, kansas, missouri region and have the urge to see a museum dedicated to wild west style violence? Well then head to Coffeville Kansas to see the Dalton Defenders museum.

The situation is that during the late 1890's there was a banking and economic crises that is very similar to the one we are experiencing in the USA today. Instead of dressing up like 1700 patriots and complaining on Fox News about how Barak Obama is a socialist nazi facist commie who eats the last cookie.... they robbed banks and trains.

One of these gangs of robbers was the Dalton gang that may have rode with Jesse freakin' James. They were terrorizing the west and decided to sack Coffeeville Kansas. When they got inside of Coffeeville they tried to rob two banks, but got confused and the residence of Coffeyville killed the robbers, and 4 of the "defenders" were killed in the process. Thus museum is dedicated to them.

The museum is about half way dedicated to the raid, but also has a weird vibe of "exhibits" about celebrities that visited the museum, and about 1800's living and the history of Coffeyville. I would not go out of my way to visit this place, but if your in the area I would recomend stoping by for a visit, and hey its only three dollars to get in.
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