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DODGE CITY

DODGE CITY. Located on the Arkansas River in southwestern Kansas, Dodge City owes its location and much of its initial economic activity to its position as a "break in transport" where different forms of transportation meet. In September 1872, when the Santa Fe Railroad reached a point five miles east of Fort Dodge, a settlement originally known as Buffalo City emerged. For several years, hunters hauled bison hides by the cartload to Dodge City. By the late 1870s, ranchers were driving their cattle to Dodge City, whence they were shipped to feed lots and markets in the East. In 2000, Dodge City remained a regional center of the trade in livestock and other agricultural products, and its population was 25,176.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Haywood, C. Robert. The Merchant Prince of Dodge City: The Life and Times of Robert M. Wright. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.

Andrew C.Isenberg

See alsoArkansas River ; Cattle Drives ; Cowboys ; Kansas ; andpicture (overleaf).


Dodge City

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Dodge City ★★★ 1939

Flynn stars as Wade Hutton, a roving cattleman who becomes the sheriff of Dodge City. His job: to run a ruthless outlaw and his gang out of town. De Havilland serves as Flynn's love interest, as she did in many previous films. A broad and colorful shootem-up! 104m/C VHS, DVD . Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Bruce Cabot, Ann Sheridan, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, Victor Jory, Henry Travers, Charles Halton; D: Michael Curtiz; M: Max Steiner.