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Old 07-11-2019, 02:25 PM
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I'll be there the end of this month.
Anything gun related there worth seeing or doing?
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Matt Dillion, Festus, and Ms. Kitty. Nothing else.
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Here's an interesting fact about "Boot Hill":
This coffinless graveyard was started during the golden gun age of the West. The unfortunate victims had their boots removed and placed under their heads as pillows. This custom gave this historic tract its name. The 43 persons buried here have since been removed.
The modern sign in the cemetery says that “about 34 persons had been interred” on the site, but their graves were unmarked and were often dug up by wolves. In 1879, the city council ordered that the bodies be removed.
Boot Hill Cemetery is now located in the heart of present-day Dodge City, Kansas. It is part of the Boot Hill Museum, which displays more than 60,000 objects, photographs, and documents from the last half of the 19th century. As part of the museum, Front Street’s businesses have been recreated, including the Long Branch Saloon and the Tonsorial Parlor. The undertaker’s establishment, complete with horse-drawn hearse, made a big impression on me as a child.
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Talk about a culture shock. Cali to Ks.

Is this a mandatory trip? I have lived in KS my entire life but have never been to Dodge, If that tells you anything about Dodge City.
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Another interesting cemetery with "old West" history is the Mount Moriah cemetery in Deadwood, South Dakota. The big attraction there is Wild Bill Hickock's grave, with Calamity Jane and "Potato Creek Johnny" being buried next to him....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_...(South_Dakota)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Bill_Hickok

It's been a while since I've been there (20+ years), but at that time the bar in which Wild Bill Hickock was killed was still in operation as a bar, also with some cheap slot machines inside. And they had a little set-up in the back of the poker table that Hickock was killed at. He normally sat facing the door, but that time his normal seat was occupied, so he was sitting with his back to the door. And holding the hand that has since become known as the "Dead Man's Hand" - two pair, aces and eights. (Actually, it was black aces and black eights.)
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Not much to do in Dodge except smell the feed lots. Seems like every hill in KS has a feed lot on it.
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[QUOTE=Jstockton;1599741749]
Is this a mandatory trip?
Yes, wife's family reunion. Our generation and older are dying off fast, so this may be the last one.
I'm not really looking forward to it, but, a happy wife is a good thing.
I expect my bar bill to be higher than normal.
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Matt Dillion, Festus, and Ms. Kitty. Nothing else.
Don't forget about Doc, Chester and Quint.and Newly.
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If you enjoy history, Fort Larned is interesting and nearby.
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There is nothing to see or do in the entire state of Kansas.

Lived in Wichita in the early/mid 60's(stationed at McConnell AFB) and again in 1988 in Topeka. There was a small museum in Topeka that was nice, but it only took 30 minutes to tour it.

Driven across Kansas many, many times to get to Colorado. You just want to close your eyes and hold your breath the entire trip.

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