Dodge City Kansas:
When Dodge City’s founders staked out their vision for a town near Fort Dodge in 1872, its first
business was George Hoover’s bar. He sold whiskey for 25 cents a ladle across a wood plank. The
settlement was built just ahead of the tracks of the Santa Fe Railway, and the railroad made it a center
for buffalo hunters such as Bat Masterson. In a few years, the Great Western Trail up from Texas
made it a thriving cattle shipping hub in the mid-1870s.
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