Photographer's Note

Dodge City, founded August 15, 1872 has been called The Cowboy Capital of the World. The Santa Fe railroad reached Dodge City in 1872. Texas cattle drovers began to use a shortcut from the Chisholm trail to Dodge City called the Texas trail. Thousands of longhorn cattle were driven over the Texas trail into Dodge City for loading on the railroad. With these cattle came cowboys, gamblers, buffalo hunters and soldiers. Dodge City became a rowdy town famous for its saloons, outlaws and Boot Hill Cemetery.
These days street with long branch saloons and shows are places to see while in town.

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