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Home of the restored old Doric Theatre

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Incorporated in 1913, Elkhart, (County Seat), is located in Morton County, in the Southwest Region of the state. Pop. (2000) 2233, Elev.:3624.

Created as a railroad town by a railroad engineer, Elkhart was laid out to discourage competition from other rail companies.

The Doric Theater was built for live stage performances and silent movies in 1918. Put to a variety of uses, restoration was completed by the new owners. The Morton County Community Theater Group, a non-profit organization organized in 1997, a talented High Plains thespians' group that provides the only live civic theater within a 100-mile radius of Elkhart. With assistance from a variety of sources the new owners hope to breathe new life into the building, a former landmark on Elkhart's main street.

The city currently has five city parks, a popular municipal swimming pool and a 9-hole golf course. Tours may be arranged in the Cimarron National Grassland located nearby.

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Dodge City Days Dodge City KS July26-August4 The 10-day celebration hosts more than 50 events including Q-97 FM DODGE CITY DAYS COUNTRY Concert, the top-rated Dodge City Days Rodeo, a 2-day Indoor Craft show with over 200 crafters from a 10-state area, KidFest, and Professional Barbecue Contest.