Dodge City, Kansas
Transcript Dodge City, Kansas
Dodge City, Kansas
By Jarrett S.
Population and Race
45 % Non-Hispanic
1% Black or African American
5% American Indian
Where It Is
• Dodge City was along the Santé Fe Trail which was the main commercial
route between Franklin, Missouri, and Santé Fe, New Mexico, until 1880.
• In 1871 Henry L. Sitler built the first structure on the future site of Dodge
• In June of 1872 Dodge City was founded 5 miles west of Fort Dodge.
• George M. Hoover had the first business—a whiskey bar built out of sod
and boards. It quickly became a trade center for travelers and buffalo
• By August of 1872 businessmen, leaders, military men from Forts Riley,
Dodge, and Leavenworth, and the town company started town
development. It was first named Buffalo City but they changed the name
because another city had the name.
• By September of 1872 new railroads going through Dodge initiated
tremendous growth. Now there were 2 grocery stores, a saloon, general
merchandise stores, dance hall, restaurant, barber shop, and blacksmith
Colleges and Schools
• Dodge City Community College-mascot Conquistadors-colors gold and
• Beeson Elementary
• Central Elementary
• Linn Elementary
• Miller Elementary
• Northwest Elementary
• Ross Elementary
• Soule Elementary
• Sunnyside Elementary
• Wilroad Gardens Elementary
• Comanche Middle School-mascot-Coyotes
• Dodge City Middle School-mascot-Cardinals
• Dodge City High School-mascot-Red Demons
Top 10 Restaurants
2.The Pancake House Inn
3.Bad Habits Sports Bar and Grill
4.Mariah Hills Steak & Ale
5.Sarocha’s Thai Restaurant
7.Casey Cow Town Club
8.Central Club Station & Grill
10.Dodge House Restaurant
Boot Hill Museum
Boot Hill Casino
Dodge City Zoo
Kansas Teacher’s Hall of Fame
Gunfighters Wax Museum
Carnegie Arts Center
Kansas Heritage Center
What It’s Famous For
• It’s famous for its rich history as a frontier
town and for being the most wicked town in
the Old West.
• Dodge City is the windiest city in in the U.S.
with an average wind speed of 14 mph.
• Wyatt Earp, James Butler, and William B.
Masterson were all legendary lawmen that
kept peace in Dodge City.
• All places of business are required to provide a
horse water trough.