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Located in the Southwest Region
of the state, in Ford County
, (county seat). Pop. 21,129, Elev. 2594. Dodge City lies southwest of Great Bend
along U.S. Hwy-50, on the banks of the Arkansas River
. The city also is near Hain State Lake and Park
Dodge City was once called Hell of the Plains and the Wickedest Little City in America. In 1864, Fort Dodge - 1865 to 1882 was established 5 miles east and named after Colonel Henry I. Dodge. Dodge City was settled in 1872 and grew as a frontier town on the old Santa Fe Trail. It was a magnet of colorful characters, a freight line center and cattle business headquarters.
Today Dodge City is a growing city and a sorgum, wheat and livestock marketing center. Manufactured items include metal products and machinery, farm implements, processed foods, canvas goods and furniture. Also a tourist destination, Dodge City features a replica of Front Street with the Long Branch Saloon, and Boot Hill Cemetery and Boot Hill Museum and Front Street.
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Dodge City Steak Company | Western Plains Regional Hospital |
History Boot Hill Museum and Front Street |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Lisa Hogan, REALTOR |
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Wild West Festival Hays City KS July3-6 A typical Kansas fair -- parade, big name music stars, games, demonstrations, competitions and shows, including fireworks.
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,
Professional Barbecue Contest.