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Dodge City,

city (1990 pop. 21,129), seat of Ford co., SW Kans., on the Arkansas River; inc. 1875. The distribution center for a wheat and livestock producing area, it also packs meat and makes agricultural implements. Laid out in 1872 near Fort Dodge (1864) on the old Santa Fe Trail, it flourished as a Santa Fe railhead and became a wild cow town; Wyatt EarpEarp, Wyatt Berry Stapp
, 1848–1929, law officer, gambler, and gunfighter of the American West, b. Monmouth, Ill. After serving as police officer in Wichita (1874) and Dodge City (1876–77), Kans.
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 and Bat Masterson were among those who helped to curb lawlessness. Fort Dodge has become a soldiers' home. The city hall, formerly located on Boot Hill, an early cowboy burial ground, has been removed to permit enlargement of that tourist attraction. Front Street, with its famous Long Branch Saloon, has been restored. The city holds an annual rodeo.

Dodge City

onetime rowdy cowboy town under supervision of Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 776]

Dodge City

a city in SW Kansas, on the Arkansas River: famous as a frontier town on the Santa Fe Trail. Pop.: 25 568 (2003 est.)
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"Dodge City has increased and in some years we've lost money," Burke said, because the school's growth has been outpaced by growth at other colleges.
If each student took a full schedule of 30 credit hours at Dodge City, Ford County would have lost about $720 in tax money per student or about $360,000 total.
We have just moved to Dodge City and the window of our car was smashed.
Pierce, Fla., $350,000; Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Fla., $360,464; Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa, $300,000; Dodge City Community College in Kansas, $350,260; Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Miss., $355,193; Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Va., $365,000; and South Seattle Community College, $354,081.
High Plains Journal, Dodge City, Kan., was named the winner of the 2004 Audrey Mackiewicz Award by the North American Agricultural Journalists, an international group of professional agricultural editors and writers.
High Plains Journal, Dodge City, Kan., Booth 219--Weekly farm publication.
Now living in the countryside,A Joynton notedA that there was notA much of a Jewish support network or even a nearby synagogue.A To add to the sense of displacement, the couple found a unusual bargain for their first home:A a farmhouse,A barn, land, and a "replica" of the Old West's Dodge City,A including a general store, saloon, barbershop,A and jail.
It takes three battles, one in the Long Branch Saloon of Dodge City, one in Texas, and one in the Territory of New Mexico to finally subdue the Newman gang.
Griffith grew up in Dodge City, Kansas, where she played characters from Frosty the Snowman to the Easter Bunny to one of Santa's elves at the local mall.