Gray County War

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Gray County War
Wichita Daily Eagle Headline Gray County War Kansas 1887.jpg
The headline of a Wichita Daily Eagle article warning of violence in Gray County following the county seat election in 1887.
Date 1887–1893
Location Gray County, Kansas, USA
Also known as Gray County Seat War
Participants Bat Masterson, Jim Masterson, Bill Tilghman, Ben Daniels
Outcome Cimarron becomes the permanent county seat.
Deaths ~1

The Gray County War was a county seat war in Gray County, Kansas, between 1887 and 1893.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ "Feudin' and Fightin' Friday: County Seat Wars - Diggin' History". Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  2. ^ DeArment, Robert K. (2006). Ballots and Bullets: The Bloody County Seat Wars of Kansas. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0806137843. 
  3. ^ "National and State Registers of Historic Places - Kansas Historical Society". Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  4. ^ "Gray County KS". Retrieved 2014-04-06.