Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Wickedest Little City In America

Earlier in the week we left Des Moines, Iowa with our new truck (pictures to come) and headed to Nebraska (where we picked up our new trailer) before cutting down through Kansas (a state we rarely travel in) on our way home to Tucson. 

On the trip, we passed through Dodge City.

And then we got the hell out of there.

Wikipedia says, "Dodge City became famous, and no town could match its reputation as a true frontier settlement of the Old West. Dodge City had more famous (and infamous) gunfighters working at one time or another than any other town in the West, many of whom participated in the Dodge City War of 1883. It also boasted the usual array of saloons, gambling halls, and brothels, including the famous Long Branch Saloon and China Doll brothel.  For a time in 1884, Dodge City even had a bullfighting ring where Mexican bullfighters would put on a show with specially chosen Longhorn bulls."

For your viewing pleasure, here are some bales of hay I photographed as we rolled on through.

Dorothy's House is next.

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2016: A Friendly Village
2015: Happy Thanksgiving!
2014: I'd Like A Parking Spot For Two Please
2013: I Desire A Snack Eaten Off An Owl Plate
2012: Pulpy Plumes
2011: Saturday Slow Down
2010: Let The Crazy Begin
2009: For Everything Thy Goodness Sends
2008: A Look On The Inside
2007: Free! Gratuito! Gratis! Ummm…No Charge!
2006: Life Giver vs. Indian Giver
2005: The Spaghetti Thanks You


Linda Caffee said...

Tombstone is much better... during Helldorado days then Dodge City. We raised our girls not to far from there.

The Daily Rant said...

LINDA: I've been to Tombstone but never during Hellorado Days. I bet it's a blast! And although we'be been through Dodge City, we've never really spent any significant amount of time there. Guess we're not missing anything.