On July 7, 1879, in the Moreland Saloon, Deputy
Constable John Wilson and a citizen, George Flatt,
cornered two cowboys named Woods and Adams.
They had been firing their guns outside in
celebration of being paid for a Texas cattle
drive earlier in the day. A shootout followed
leaving both cowboys dead, an innocent bystander
named Kiser wounded, and George Flatt with a
reputation that led the new city of Caldwell to
hire Flatt as its first city Marshal. Flatt gladly
took credit for shooting the cowboys but no one
ever came forward to accept responsibility
for wounding Mr. Kiser.
Erected 1993 by donations from Karl and Linda Willey, Karl's Super Value,
and the Caldwell Cherokee Strip Centennial Committee