Off Topic Off Topic | Non-Corvette

Dodge City, Ks

Old 07-11-2019, 02:25 PM
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
Sayfoo's Avatar
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Orange County Ca
Posts: 1,640
Received 43 Likes on 38 Posts
Default Dodge City, Ks

I'll be there the end of this month.
Anything gun related there worth seeing or doing?
Sayfoo is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 07:17 PM
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
anjdog2003's Avatar
Member Since: Dec 2003
Location: It's not easy being me "Just Win Baby"
Posts: 83,953
Received 242 Likes on 109 Posts
St. Jude Donor '14-'15-'17

Matt Dillion, Festus, and Ms. Kitty. Nothing else.
anjdog2003 is online now  
Old 07-12-2019, 09:03 AM
CF Senior Member
grandpawmoses's Avatar
Member Since: Feb 2014
Location: Center of the Universe, Alabama
Posts: 7,892
Received 68 Likes on 33 Posts

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.
grandpawmoses is offline  
Old 07-12-2019, 09:56 AM
CF Senior Member
Jstockton's Avatar
Member Since: May 2000
Location: Wichita Kansas
Posts: 679
Received 20 Likes on 7 Posts
FedEx Bowl 4 St. Jude '09
St. Jude Donor '09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14

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.
Jstockton is offline  
Old 07-12-2019, 08:30 PM
CF Senior Member
SilverC1's Avatar
Member Since: Feb 2005
Location: SF Bay Area California
Posts: 11,360
Likes: 0
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts

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....

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.)
SilverC1 is offline  
Old 07-12-2019, 09:25 PM
CF Senior Member
VITIS's Avatar
Member Since: Nov 2003
Location: Purdy MO
Posts: 2,604
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
St. Jude Donor '15-'16,'18

Not much to do in Dodge except smell the feed lots. Seems like every hill in KS has a feed lot on it.
VITIS is offline  
Old 07-12-2019, 09:39 PM
CF Senior Member
dpigguy's Avatar
Member Since: Dec 2007
Location: Magnolia Texas
Posts: 4,471
Received 42 Likes on 38 Posts

dpigguy is offline  
Old 07-12-2019, 11:05 PM
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
Sayfoo's Avatar
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Orange County Ca
Posts: 1,640
Received 43 Likes on 38 Posts

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.
Sayfoo is offline  
Old 07-12-2019, 11:46 PM
Vetteman Jack
Support Corvetteforum!
Vetteman Jack's Avatar
Member Since: Mar 2001
Location: Missouri. Currently own 2014 Stingray Coupe.
Posts: 272,161
Received 4,598 Likes on 3,929 Posts
MO Events Coordinator
St. Jude Co-Organizer
St. Jude Donor '03-'04-'05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14-'15-'16-'17-'18-'19
NCM Sinkhole Donor
CI 5, 8 & 11 Veteran


Originally Posted by anjdog2003 View Post
Matt Dillion, Festus, and Ms. Kitty. Nothing else.
Don't forget about Doc, Chester and Quint.and Newly.
Vetteman Jack is offline  
Old 07-13-2019, 12:59 AM
CF Senior Member
wamara's Avatar
Member Since: Sep 2000
Location: ABQ NM
Posts: 5,933
Received 15 Likes on 12 Posts
Cruise-In II Veteran

If you enjoy history, Fort Larned is interesting and nearby.
wamara is online now  
Old 07-13-2019, 12:07 PM
CF Senior Member
Member Since: Sep 1999
Location: Springfield MO
Posts: 40,629
Received 1,506 Likes on 1,080 Posts

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.

Last edited by JoesC5; 07-13-2019 at 12:09 PM.
JoesC5 is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Dodge City, Ks

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: