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DODGE CITY is the county seat of Ford County , Kansas
Kansas
, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge . The city is famous in American culture for its history as a wild frontier town of the Old West . As of the 2010 census , the city population was 27,340.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Geography

* 2.1 Climate

* 3 Demographics

* 3.1 2010 census

* 4 Economy

* 4.1 Top employers

* 5 Government

* 6 Education

* 6.1 Primary and secondary education * 6.2 Colleges and universities * 6.3 Libraries

* 7 Infrastructure

* 7.1 Transportation * 7.2 Utilities * 7.3 Health care

* 8 Media * 9 Parks and recreation

* 10 Culture

* 10.1 Arts and music * 10.2 Events * 10.3 Points of interest * 10.4 Religion * 10.5 Sports * 10.6 In popular culture and the arts

* 11 Notable people * 12 Gallery * 13 See also * 14 Notes * 15 References * 16 Further reading * 17 External links

HISTORY

Buffalo Hunter Ralph Morrison who was killed and scalped December 7, 1868 near Fort Dodge Kansas
Kansas
by Cheyennes. Lt Reade of the 3rd Infantry and Chief of Scouts John O. Austin in background. Photograph by William S. Soule. See also: History of Kansas
Kansas

Fort Mann was the first settlement of non-indigenous people in the area that became Dodge City, built by civilians in 1847 to provide protection for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail
. Fort Mann collapsed in 1848 after an Indian attack . In 1850, the U.S. Army arrived to provide protection in the region and constructed Fort Atkinson on the old Fort Mann site. The army abandoned Fort Atkinson in 1853. Military forces on the Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail
were reestablished farther north and east at Fort Larned in 1859, but the area remained vacant around what would become Dodge City
City
until the end of the Civil War . In April 1865, the Indian Wars
Indian Wars
in the West began heating up, and the army constructed Fort Dodge to assist Fort Larned in providing protection on the Santa Fe Trail. Fort Dodge remained in operation until 1882.

The town of Dodge City
City
can trace its origins to 1871 when rancher Henry J. Sitler built a sod house west of Fort Dodge to oversee his cattle operations in the region, conveniently located near the Santa Fe Trail and Arkansas River
Arkansas River
, and Sitler's house quickly became a stopping point for travelers. Others saw the commercial potential of the region with the Santa Fe Railroad rapidly approaching from the east. In 1872, Dodge City
City
was staked out on the 100th Meridian and the legal Western boundary of the Fort Dodge reservation. The town site was platted and George M. Hoover established the first bar in a tent to serve thirsty soldiers from Fort Dodge. The railroad arrived in September to find a town ready and waiting for business. The early settlers in Dodge City
City
traded in buffalo bones and hides and provided a civilian community for Fort Dodge. However, with the arrival of the railroad, Dodge City
City
soon became involved in the cattle trade. Deputies Bat Masterson
Bat Masterson
(standing) and Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp
in Dodge City
City
(1876)

The idea of driving Texas
Texas
longhorn cattle from Texas
Texas
to railheads in Kansas
Kansas
originated in the late 1850s but was cut short by the Civil War. In 1866, the first Texas
Texas
cattle started arriving in Baxter Springs in southeastern Kansas
Kansas
by way of the Shawnee Trail . However, Texas
Texas
longhorn cattle carried a tick that spread splenic fever , known locally as Texas
Texas
Fever, among other breeds of cattle. Alarmed Kansas farmers persuaded the Kansas
Kansas
State Legislature to establish a quarantine line in central Kansas. The quarantine prohibited Texas longhorns from the heavily settled, eastern portion of the state.

With the cattle trade forced west, Texas
Texas
longhorns began moving north along the Chisholm Trail
Chisholm Trail
. In 1867, the main cow town was Abilene, Kansas
Kansas
. Profits were high, and other towns quickly joined in the cattle boom: Newton in 1871; Ellsworth in 1872; and Wichita in 1872. However, in 1876 the Kansas
Kansas
State Legislature responded to pressure from farmers settling in central Kansas
Kansas
and once again shifted the quarantine line westward, which essentially eliminated Abilene and the other cow towns from the cattle trade. With no place else to go, Dodge City
City
suddenly became the "queen of the cow towns."

A new route known as the Great Western Cattle Trail or Western Trail branched off from the Chisholm Trail
Chisholm Trail
to lead cattle into Dodge City. Dodge City
City
became a boomtown, with thousands of cattle passing annually through its stockyards. The peak years of the cattle trade in Dodge City
City
were from 1883 to 1884, and during that time the town grew tremendously. In 1880, Dodge City
City
got a new competitor for the cattle trade from the border town of Caldwell . For a few years, the competition between the towns was fierce, but there were enough cattle for both towns to prosper.

Nevertheless, it was Dodge City
City
that became famous, and no town could match Dodge City's reputation as a true frontier settlement of the Old West . Dodge City
City
had more famous (and infamous) gunfighters working at one time or another than any other town in the West, many of whom participated in the Dodge City
City
War of 1883. It also boasted the usual array of saloons, gambling halls, and brothels, including the famous Long Branch Saloon and China Doll brothel. For a time in 1884, Dodge City
City
even had a bullfighting ring where Mexican bullfighters would put on a show with specially chosen longhorn bulls.

As more agricultural settlers moved into western Kansas, pressure increased on the Kansas
Kansas
State Legislature to do something about splenic fever. Consequently, in 1885 the quarantine line was extended across the state and the Western Trail was all but shut down. By 1886, the cowboys, saloon keepers, gamblers, and brothel owners moved west to greener pastures, and Dodge City
City
became a sleepy little town much like other communities in western Kansas.

GEOGRAPHY

Dodge City
City
is located at 37°45′35″N 100°1′6″W / 37.75972°N 100.01833°W / 37.75972; -100.01833 (37.759671, −100.018212) at an elevation of 2,493 ft (760 m). It lies on the Arkansas River
Arkansas River
in the High Plains region of the Great Plains
Great Plains
. The city sits above one of the world's largest underground water systems, the Ogallala Aquifer , and is 25 miles (40 km) from the eastern edge of the Hugoton Natural Gas Area . Located at the intersection of U. S. Routes 50 , 56 and 283 in southwestern Kansas, Dodge City
City
is 151 mi (243 km) west of Wichita , 199 mi (320 km) northeast of Amarillo , and 301 mi (484 km) southeast of Denver
Denver
.

According to the United States
United States
Census Bureau , the city has a total area of 14.55 square miles (37.68 km2), of which 14.44 square miles (37.40 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water.

CLIMATE

Dodge City
City
lies at the intersection of North America's semi-arid (Köppen BSk) and humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) zones, with hot summers, highly variable winters, both warm and very cold periods, and low to moderate humidity and precipitation throughout the year; it is part of USDA Hardiness zone
Hardiness zone
6b. Areas to the west are drier and more strongly semi-arid. Severe weather, including tornadoes , is common in the area, especially in the spring months. Dodge City
City
is often cited as the windiest city in the United States
United States
with an average speed of 13.9 mph (22.4 km/h), which results in occasional blizzards in the winter, even when snowfall does not accumulate much. On average, January is the coldest month, July is the hottest month, and June is the wettest month.

The normal annual mean temperature in Dodge City
City
is 55.4 °F (13.0 °C), while the normal monthly daily average temperature ranges from 32.2 °F (0.1 °C) in January to 79.6 °F (26.4 °C) in July. The high temperature reaches or exceeds 90 °F (32 °C) an average of 67 days a year and reaches or exceeds 100 °F (38 °C) an average of 13 days a year; the last year that failed to reach 100 °F was 1958. The minimum temperature falls to or below 0 °F (−18 °C) an average of 3.0 days a year. The highest officially recorded temperature was 111 °F (44 °C) on June 27, 2012 , while the lowest temperature officially recorded was −26 °F (−32 °C) on February 12, 1899 . The record cold daily maximum is −13 °F (−25 °C) on January 13, 1875, and conversely, the record warm daily minimum is 81 °F (27 °C) last set July 12, 1978.

Dodge City
City
receives an annual average of 21.6 inches (550 mm) in precipitation, with the largest share being received from May through August; annual precipitation has historically ranged from 9.97 in (253 mm) in 1956 to 34.29 in (871 mm) in 1944. There are, on average, 77 days of measurable precipitation each year. Snowfall averages 21.1 inches (54 cm) per season, although snowfall has historically ranged from 0.2 in (0.51 cm) in 1903–04 to 61.3 in (156 cm) in 1992–93. Measurable snowfall occurs an average of 14 days a year with at least an inch of snow being received on six of those days. Snow depth of at least an inch occurs an average of 19 days a year. The average window for overnight freezes is October 17 through April 21, allowing a growing season of 178 days.

CLIMATE DATA FOR DODGE CITY REGIONAL AIRPORT , KANSAS (1981–2010 NORMALS, EXTREMES 1874–PRESENT)

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

RECORD HIGH °F (°C) 80 (27) 86 (30) 98 (37) 100 (38) 106 (41) 111 (44) 109 (43) 109 (43) 107 (42) 99 (37) 91 (33) 86 (30) 111 (44)

AVERAGE HIGH °F (°C) 44.2 (6.8) 48.4 (9.1) 57.8 (14.3) 67.5 (19.7) 76.9 (24.9) 86.7 (30.4) 92.8 (33.8) 90.8 (32.7) 82.4 (28) 69.7 (20.9) 55.9 (13.3) 44.3 (6.8) 68.2 (20.1)

AVERAGE LOW °F (°C) 20.1 (−6.6) 23.4 (−4.8) 31.0 (−0.6) 40.2 (4.6) 51.5 (10.8) 61.0 (16.1) 66.3 (19.1) 65.3 (18.5) 56.0 (13.3) 43.4 (6.3) 30.3 (−0.9) 21.2 (−6) 42.6 (5.9)

RECORD LOW °F (°C) −20 (−29) −26 (−32) −15 (−26) 9 (−13) 19 (−7) 36 (2) 46 (8) 43 (6) 29 (−2) 10 (−12) −13 (−25) −21 (−29) −26 (−32)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION INCHES (MM) 0.58 (14.7) 0.68 (17.3) 1.59 (40.4) 1.82 (46.2) 2.85 (72.4) 3.24 (82.3) 3.08 (78.2) 2.75 (69.9) 1.67 (42.4) 1.74 (44.2) 0.76 (19.3) 0.84 (21.3) 21.60 (548.6)

AVERAGE SNOWFALL INCHES (CM) 4.9 (12.4) 3.9 (9.9) 4.9 (12.4) 1.1 (2.8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.4 (1) 1.8 (4.6) 4.1 (10.4) 21.1 (53.6)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION DAYS (≥ 0.01 IN) 3.5 4.8 6.5 7.1 8.9 8.9 8.2 8.0 5.7 6.1 4.5 4.6 76.8

AVERAGE SNOWY DAYS (≥ 0.1 IN) 3.4 2.8 2.3 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 1.2 3.2 13.7

AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY (%) 65.9 64.5 60.5 57.5 62.5 59.9 55.2 58.4 61.9 58.2 64.3 66.6 61.3

MEAN MONTHLY SUNSHINE HOURS 207.2 201.6 241.1 270.0 297.6 332.9 357.8 319.0 267.6 248.8 192.9 189.2 3,125.7

PERCENT POSSIBLE SUNSHINE 67 67 65 68 68 75 80 76 72 71 63 63 70

Source: National Weather Service
National Weather Service
(relative humidity and sun 1961–1990), The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel

DEMOGRAPHICS

HISTORICAL POPULATION

CENSUS POP.

1880 996

1890 1,763

77.0%

1900 1,942

10.2%

1910 3,214

65.5%

1920 5,061

57.5%

1930 10,059

98.8%

1940 8,487

−15.6%

1950 11,262

32.7%

1960 13,520

20.0%

1970 14,127

4.5%

1980 18,001

27.4%

1990 21,129

17.4%

2000 25,176

19.2%

2010 27,340

8.6%

EST. 2016 27,453

0.4%

U.S. Decennial Census

2010 CENSUS

As of the 2010 United States
United States
Census , there were 27,340 people, 8,777 households, and 6,241 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,893.6 people per square mile (731.1/km²). There were 9,378 housing units at an average density of 649.5 per square mile (250.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.5% White , 2.5% African American
African American
, 1.1% American Indian , 1.6% Asian , 0.2% Pacific Islander , 19.3% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 57.5% of the population.

There were 8,777 households of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05, and the average family size was 3.60.

The median age in the city was 28.9 years. 31.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 19.6% were from 45 to 64; and 8.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

The median income for a household was $43,994, and the median income for a family was $49,957. Males had a median income of $31,400 versus $27,884 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,350. About 16.7% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line , including 28.7% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

ECONOMY

National Beef plant (2006). Dodge City
City
is an important center for meat packing.

Meat packing is the primary industry in Dodge City. Cargill Meat Solutions and National Beef both operate large facilities in the city. The city also hosts farm implement manufacturing and serves as a supply center for area agriculture. Livestock
Livestock
-raising is a major activity while wheat and sorghum are the area's main crops. In addition, a local tourism industry, including a casino resort, has developed to capitalize on Dodge City's history as an Old West cowtown. The service sector accounts for much of the rest of the local economy.

As of 2010, 70.9% of the population over the age of 16 was in the labor force. 0.3% was in the armed forces, and 70.5% was in the civilian labor force with 66.9% being employed and 3.6% unemployed. The composition, by occupation, of the employed civilian labor force was: 23.3% in management, business, science, and arts; 16.4% in sales and office occupations; 10.9% in service occupations; 15.2% in natural resources, construction, and maintenance; 34.2% in production, transportation, and material moving. The three industries employing the largest percentages of the working civilian labor force were: manufacturing (33.0%); educational services, health care, and social assistance (18.1%); and retail trade (9.4%).

The cost of living in Dodge City
City
is relatively low; compared to a U.S. average of 100, the cost of living index for the city is 79.3. As of 2010, the median home value in the city was $83,300, the median selected monthly owner cost was $1,013 for housing units with a mortgage and $450 for those without, and the median gross rent was $571.

TOP EMPLOYERS

Cargill Meat Solutions and National Beef are the two largest employers. Other major employers include local government, schools, retail stores, and health care providers.

LARGEST EMPLOYERS (100+ EMPLOYEES)

EMPLOYER EMPLOYEES

National Beef Packing Company 2,950

Cargill Meat Solutions 2,700

Unified School District #443 1,292

Wal-Mart Super Center 400

Western Plains Medical Complex 295

Boot Hill Casino
Casino
"> The Dodge City
City
Amtrak
Amtrak
station (2008)

Originally a stop on the Santa Fe Trail, Dodge City
City
was later located on the National Old Trails Road , also known as the Ocean-to-Ocean Highway, which followed the trail's path in western Kansas
Kansas
upon its establishment in 1912. Currently, four U.S. Highways meet in Dodge City: U.S. Route 50 , U.S. Route 56 , U.S. Route 283 , and U.S. Route 400 . U.S. 50, an east-west route, runs through the northern part of the city. U.S. 400, which also runs east-west, runs through the southern part of the city. U.S. 56, an east-west route, and U.S. 283, a north-south route, run concurrently around the city's southern and eastern fringe. A U.S. 50 business route runs concurrently with U.S. 56, U.S. 283, and U.S. 400 at different points through the southern part and around the eastern part of the city.

Bus service is provided daily eastward towards Wichita, Kansas
Kansas
and westward towards Pueblo, Colorado
Pueblo, Colorado
by BeeLine Express (a subcontractor of Greyhound Lines
Greyhound Lines
).

Dodge City
City
Regional Airport is located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the city. Used primarily for general aviation , it hosts one commercial airline with daily flights to Denver, CO and Liberal, KS .

Three railroads serve Dodge City: the La Junta Subdivision of the BNSF Railway
BNSF Railway
which runs east-west, the main line of the Cimarron Valley Railroad of which Dodge City
City
is the northeastern terminus, and the Boot Hill and Western Railway of which the city is the northwestern terminus. Using the BNSF trackage, Amtrak
Amtrak
provides passenger rail service on its Southwest Chief line between Chicago
Chicago
and Los Angeles
Los Angeles
. Amtrak's Dodge City
City
station is located downtown.

UTILITIES

The Utilities Division of the city government's Public Works Department operates and maintains the city's water and waste water distribution systems. The department's Sanitation Division provides trash pickup. Operations Management International, Inc. (OMI), a private contractor, provides waste water treatment, pumping the city's waste water to treatment holding ponds 12 miles south of the city. The Victory Electric Cooperative Association, Inc., part of the Mid- Kansas
Kansas
Electric Company, delivers electricity to the city. Local residents primarily use natural gas for heating fuel; natural gas service is provided by Black Hills Energy .

HEALTH CARE

The Western Plains Medical Complex is the sole hospital in Dodge City. A 100-bed hospital accredited by the Joint Commission
Joint Commission
, it serves as a referral center for southwestern Kansas.

MEDIA

Main article: Media in Dodge City, Kansas
Kansas

The Dodge City
City
Daily Globe is the city's daily newspaper with a circulation of approximately 7,000 copies. In addition, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dodge City
City
publishes a weekly newspaper, The Southwest Kansas
Kansas
Catholic, formerly known as The Southwest Kansas Register. The High Plains Journal , a weekly trade journal covering regional agricultural news, is also published in the city.

Along with Garden City
City
, Dodge City
City
is a center of broadcast media for southwestern Kansas. Two AM radio stations, seven FM radio stations, and four television stations are licensed to and/or broadcast from the area. Dodge City
City
is located in the Wichita-Hutchinson, Kansas
Kansas
television market . The four stations that broadcast from the city include: one CBS
CBS
and one FOX network affiliate , both of which are satellite stations of their respective affiliates in Wichita; a satellite station of Smoky Hills Public Television
Smoky Hills Public Television
, the PBS
PBS
member network covering western Kansas; and KDDC-LD a sister station of KDGL-LD in Sublette, Kansas
Kansas
.

PARKS AND RECREATION

The city's Parks and Recreation Department maintains 21 parks in the city. The largest is Wright Park, located immediately south of downtown and home to the Dodge City
City
Zoo. Legends Park, in the northern part of the city, is a four-diamond, tournament-level baseball and softball complex that hosts both youth and adult league games. The city also maintains the St. Mary Soccer Complex, which includes six full-size game pads and three junior-sized fields, and the municipal pool.

There are two golf courses in the city, one public and one private. Mariah Hills Municipal Golf Course, the public course, is an 18-hole course built in 1974 and redesigned in 1990. It includes a full-service pro shop, driving range, and putting green. Dodge City Country Club, the private course, is an 18-hole course built in 1916 and expanded in 1982.

CULTURE

ARTS AND MUSIC

Two galleries support an arts community in the city. Located in the original public library building, The Carnegie Center for the Arts provides gallery space to local artists and houses the Dodge City
City
Arts Council. The second gallery, the Second Avenue Art Guild, exhibits the work of regional artists in ceramics, photography, and other media.

The Depot Theater Company, based in the former Santa Fe Railroad Depot, puts on theatrical productions throughout the year. Founded in 1984, the group performs in both the old depot and the Occident Theater.

EVENTS

Each summer, the Dodge City
City
Chamber of Commerce holds Dodge City Days, the city's annual community festival. Lasting ten days, it includes the Dodge City
City
Roundup Rodeo, a parade, a beauty pageant, music concerts, a golf tournament, arts and craft shows, and other activities. Several other community events are held throughout the year. In early May, the city's sizable Mexican community celebrates Cinco de Mayo in Wright Park with live music, folk dance performances, and traditional Mexican cuisine
Mexican cuisine
. To celebrate Independence Day , the city holds its Old-Fashioned Fourth of July which includes a fireworks display and children's activities at Boot Hill. Christmas
Christmas
in Old Dodge City, the city's winter holiday festival, starts in late November and lasts until Christmas
Christmas
. It begins with a formal Christmas
Christmas
tree lighting downtown, a chili cook-off, and the Parade of Lights, a parade of floats decorated with Christmas
Christmas
lights.

Two other annual events reflect the central role of agriculture in the local economy. The Ford County Fair is held in July and includes 4-H
4-H
and FFA exhibits, competitions, and shows, as well as other activities. Also in July, the Western Kansas
Kansas
Manufacturers Association (WKMA) holds the 3i Show, an agri-business expo of agricultural products, technology, and services.

POINTS OF INTEREST

The Boot Hill Museum (2010)

Located in and around the city are a number of historical sites, museums, and landmarks dedicated to Dodge City's Old West heritage. The Boot Hill Museum, located downtown, contains thousands of artifacts and a variety of exhibits portraying the culture of the city's early years. The museum's larger exhibits include: Front Street, a partial reconstruction of downtown Dodge City
City
as it existed in 1876; the Long Branch Saloon and the Long Branch Variety Show ; the Saratoga Saloon; the Hardesty House, a period-typical home built in 1879; the city's original Boot Hill Cemetery; and the Kansas
Kansas
Cowboy Hall of Fame . The Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail
Remains , located 9 miles (14 km) west of the city, are preserved wagon tracks from a section of the Santa Fe Trail. The Ford County Historical Society maintains the Mueller-Schmidt House, called the "Home of Stone." Built from area limestone in 1881, it is the oldest building in the city still standing at its original site. Other historical landmarks include: El Capitan, a life-sized bronze sculpture of a Texas
Texas
Longhorn steer built to commemorate the cattle drives that once ended in the city; a bronze statue of famous Dodge City
City
lawman Wyatt Earp; and the Santa Fe Depot, the largest extant train depot in Kansas. Dodge City
City
maintains part of its downtown as a tourist attraction. (2008)

To capitalize on this heritage, the city promotes its downtown business district as historic Old Dodge City
City
complete with Western-themed tourist attractions, shops, and restaurants. Visitors can tour the district by trolley or by taking the Dodge City
City
Trail of Fame walking tour. The state of Kansas
Kansas
operates the similarly themed Boot Hill Casino
Casino
">

Reconstructed shops on Front Street at the Boot Hill Museum (2010)

*

Hanging Tree at Museum (1959) *

Graves at Museum (1959)

* Historic Images of Dodge City, Special
Special
Photo Collections at Wichita State University
Wichita State University
Library * Historic Images of Fort Dodge, Special
Special
Photo Collections at Wichita State University
Wichita State University
Library

SEE ALSO

* Kansas
Kansas
portal

* Jones Plummer Trail * National Old Trails Road * Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail

NOTES

* ^ Official temperature records for Dodge City
City
kept at downtown from 15 September 1874 to June 1942 and at Dodge City
City
Regional Airport since July 1942. Precipitation, snowfall, and snow depth records date from 1 October 1874, 1 January 1893, and 1 January 1948, respectively.

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FURTHER READING

* Britz, Kevin (October 1, 2003). "' Boot Hill Burlesque': The Frontier Cemetery as Tourist Attraction in Tombstone, Arizona, and Dodge City, Kansas". Journal of Arizona History. Arizona Historical Society. ASIN B00E428MGY . * Clavin, Tom (2017). Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-1250071484 . * Dykstra, Robert R. The Cattle Towns. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1968. ISBN 0-8032-6561-1 * Miner, Craig. West of Wichita: Settling the High Plains of Kansas, 1865–1890. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1988. ISBN 0-7006-0364-6 * Vestal, Stanley. Dodge City: Queen of Cowtowns: "the Wickedest Little City
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in America" 1872–1886. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998. ISBN 0-8032-9617-7

Kansas
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* The Story of the Marking of the Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail
by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Kansas
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and the State of Kansas; Almira Cordry; Crane Co; 164 pages; 1915. * History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883. (Online HTML eBook) * Kansas
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: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 / 955 / 824 pages; 1912. (Volume 1 – Download 54MB PDF eBook),(Volume 2 – Download 53MB PDF eBook), (Volume 3 – Download 33MB PDF eBook)

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