Dodge House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... safely away from potentially overflowing river banks.
Dodge City quickly became a trading centre for many things – 850,000 buffalo hides were shipped from here between 1872-74. By 1875 the buffalo were gone (more about why later) and cattle quickly took their place. Between 1875-6 over 5,000,000 cattle were driven up the Western trail from Texas to Dodge, for shipping to the East. The cowboys helped give ...
... for several miles, mainly I guess due to the lack of big trees. It sure wasn't from lack of food as there was still plenty of armadillo shaped roadkill about. Once we got well out of Wichita we passed through a couple of small towns, including Kingman. Every road that led off the main highway we were following was just a straight, red, dirt track which seemed to lead to nowhere even though there were often signposts at the end of them. The highlight of ...
... waves of grain, little towns that were built around the local co-op grain silos, lots of cows, and as we got closer to Dodge City, huge feed lots. There is no way that I can describe the overpowering stench that rose up from those feed lots and encompassed everything within 10 miles or more. And once that fuming smell was in your nose, you couldn't get it out. I am not talking about the smell of ...
Today we are in Dodge City KS and all I can say is its hot. Went downtown and did the Boot Hill tour and saw on the bank that it was 104*. Thankfully we could see most everything without having to go back outside. They have a great museum with all kinds of cowboy stuff and great Gunsmoke memorabilia. A trivia question for you, "Who was born in Canada and became the 2nd sheriff of Dodge City?" Bat ...
The countryside of Kansas is pretty flat and all you see is cows, wheat and grain stores. However, I'm not finding it boring. We stopped to take a look at some Santa Fe Trail tracks and also saw a terrapin wandering about on the hard shoulder. We moved him back to the grass.
The cows and horses continue to give us strange looks. I can understand ...