United States
Dodge City

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  • Day23

    Things are closer than they appear

    May 10, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    It's late afternoon, dry and dusty. I'd been workin' hard and lookin' forward to playin' hard.

    The town of Dodge City laid before me like a bright red apple on a tree, ready for picking. So I headed on down the main drag into town, my eye firmly on the watering holes along the small main street. That main drag, while small, what a place. Lots of saloons, barbershops, drug store & doctors, and even a place call a tonsulorium, whatever that is. The city must love to have the cowpokes come into town, 'cause that dang road, it was one way, straight into town. I guess they don't want those cowboys ta have no fights on the road, causing em to slow down or keep em from reachin' town.

    So there I was headed down that one way road, when the sheriff showed up right in front of me. Looking me right in the eyes. Was that Bat Masterson? or Wyatt Earp? Face to face with the baddest lawman in Dodge City. Mano a mano with legend! Dang! Quick as could be, I moved into the next street, figuring that a little sidestepping was better than spending the night in jail. But it turning that corner just made the problem worse. The sheriff followed me.

    Here I was, minding my own business, trying to give the good merchants of Dodge City my coins. And why would the marshal want to keep that from happening? Had he heard of my exploits from the last three weeks, from Montana (where I went 80 mph)?, from Wyoming (where I stopped on a bridge to take a picture)? Well, if the good marshal wanted to go man to man with me, then so be it.

    Well, having turned the corner and the marshal after me, I noticed that another citizen was in my face as well. What is it about this town? Why can't a good cowpoke just enjoy a nice quiet evening in town, handing over his hard earned currency to the entrepreneurs of the town?

    The moment of truth had arrived! I pulled over into the bank pull through exit and stopped. The marshal pulled in behind me with lights flashing. The flashing lights were nothing to the flashing anger and hate in his eyes. At that moment I know, this would be the day when history would be made. The last shoot out in Dodge City!

    The marshal got out of his car. I knew that tradition held that I should stay in my car until the end. He approached. I knew, as a saint knows, the perfect moment to make my move...

    "Officer, I am so confused. There was a one way street and then suddenly I was facing you. And then turned the corner and I was facing your posse."

    The marshal drawled, "Well, there was a one way street, but it turned two way. And everything downtown is two way. You better watch yourself pardner. The roads may be confusin', but that ain't no excuse for cruising through town on the wrong side of the street."

    Thus ends the saga of Gordon the Kid.
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  • Day12

    Get the heck into Dodge!

    May 2, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We pulled into Gunsmoke RV Park inside Dodge City, Kansas right after 5 o’clock. Glad there are no more time changes on this trip; we were continually falling behind! The RV Park has an old-timey theme with cowboy era wagon wheels and farm equipment as well as all the building resembling an Old West main street (I’ll try to take a photo tomorrow).

    We wanted to see Dodge City itself, so we zoomed around Old Town and found it well-preserved and charming. Many of the original railroad buildings are still in use (repurposed as restaurants and shops), and the buildings and streets are OLD. In the 2nd to last picture you can see the street is ?original cobblestones with irregularities and humps in the pacing that comes with age and heavy usage.

    We are hoping tomorrow to get a chance to explore further before pushing on to Omaha.
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  • Day13

    Dodge City Old Town

    May 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The old town of Dodge City is sectioned off and turned into a museum, preserving the feel of the Wild West days. There is an old Main Street, complete with some original buildings (like the blacksmith) and a museum with displays inside.Read more

  • Day13

    Boot Hill Museum

    May 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    After taking in the outside of Old Main Street, we explored the displays inside. They had a general store, a saloon, pharmacy, barber’s shop, tons of displays with period rifles and handguns, and even a undertaker’s shop. All of the props on display were authentic and gave a very cool feel to the place.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Dodge City, دودج سيتي, Додж Сити, داج سیتی، کانزاس, DDC, ドッジシティ, 도지시티, डॉज सिटी, 67801, Додж-сити, Даџ Сити, Додж-Сіті, ڈاج سٹی، کنساس

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