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Founded: 1873, Pop.: 2,193, Elev.: 1,510 ft.

Located in Barber County, (county seat). With the scenic Gyp Hills on the West, the town is situated south of Great Bend at the junction of Hwys-160 & 281 near Barber State Lake and Pratt to the north.

The general surface of the eastern half of the county is very level, but the western half, which includes the famous Cedar Mountains, is largely broken and bluffy. The economy is based on ranching, sugar production, petroleum, and mining.

The principal streams are Medicine Lodge, Driftwood, Mulberry, Hackberry, and Mule. The tributaries of the Medicine Lodge River are Bear, Cedar and Monument Creeks, flowing north, and Elm and Turkey flowing south. Big and Little Mule Creeks run southeast and empty into the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River. US government & Native American, treaties were signed here in 1867 and 1870. Most of the Plaines Tribes were represented and as many as 15,000 camped in the area during the negotiations.

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07/04 Coming to The area
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.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.