Dodge City

a city in SW Kansas, on the Arkansas River: important frontier town and railhead on the old Santa Fe route. 18,001.

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      city, seat (1873) of Ford county, southwestern Kansas, U.S., on the Arkansas River. Fort Dodge, 5 miles (8 km) east, was established in 1864 and named for Colonel Henry I. Dodge. Settled in 1872 with the arrival of the Santa Fe Railway, Dodge City attained notoriety as a frontier town on the Santa Fe Trail, the rendezvous of picturesque characters, the centre of freight lines, and the headquarters of the cattle (livestock) business. At the peak of the cattle drives, in 1884, herds totaling 8,000,000 head passed through from Texas. Lawlessness and gunfights resulted in the establishment of Boot Hill Cemetery, and a succession of marshals and sheriffs, including Bat Masterson (Masterson, Bat) and Wyatt Earp (Earp, Wyatt), won fame in the annals of the West. The famous Front Street has been restored and is now a popular tourist attraction that generates much of the city's revenue. Beeson Museum exhibits many pioneer relics. The modern city has railroad shops, cattle feed yards, and farm-implement plants and is the supply centre for a wheat, sorghum, and stock-raising area. The “Home of Stone,” built in 1881 with 2.5-foot- (.75-metre-) thick limestone walls, contains furniture and memorabilia from the city's early period. The meridian separating Central from Mountain Time passes near Dodge City. Dodge City Community College was founded in 1935. Hain State Fishing Lake is nearby. Inc. 1875. Pop. (1990) 21,129; (2000) 25,176.

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