Conference Food and Lodging

FORT WALLACE – THE FIGHTIN’EST FORT ON THE SMOKY HILL TRAIL”
Smoky Hill Trail Association’s 13th Annual Conference
October 18, 19 and 20th at Fort Wallace, Kansas

“Get ‘Em Boys” commemorates the June 26, 1867 battle between U.S. Seventh Cavalry troops and Cheyenne Indians, near Ft. Wallace, Kansas. Capt. Albert Barnitz and his bugler, Edward Botzer, are seen urging the men forward towards the attacking Cheyenne. In the ensuing battle, six soldiers were killed and six wounded. Shortly thereafter, their comrades dedicated a monument in their honor. The monument still stands today in the Ft. Wallace Memorial Cemetery, more than 140 years after the battle. (See video on right)                  
                                               Painting is Courtesy of Jerry Thomas
                                 Copyright 2019 Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection

Food and Lodging in the Fort Wallace Area

We’re getting a great response for the conference so please make your reservations now.

  • Russell Springs – 37 miles from Fort Wallace
  • Wallace – .6 miles from Fort Wallace
    • Fort Wallace Railroad RV (self pay), 2655 Hwy 40, downtown Wallace 4 spots
    • Memory Bank and Wallace Trading, Wallstreet & Second

Additional Links about Fort Wallace area

Fort Wallace Museum
Travel Wallace County
Wallace County