From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Dodge City)

Dodge City, Kansas

Nowhere holds a grip on stories of the American west like Dodge City, Kansas (as in “Get out of Dodge”). It’s been featured in classic Hollywood westerns, in fiction, and in real life history. Not only does it have a great name but it was a major hub of the cattle business in the 19th century.

This colorized photo, taken in 1878, shows Dodge in its heyday. The hustle and bustle of horses and carts on the street often gave way to rowdy young men looking to make a name for themselves. As much as Dodge was a cattle town it was also a rough and tumble place that required lawmen to constantly patrol the area.

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Published by donmatthewspoetry

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