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Where is Dodge City?
Dodge City is in the state of Kansas in the US and at the intersection of US Highway 283 and US 50.
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Google Earth estimates it as 252 miles, timed at 41/2 hours
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H.L. Sitler, the first settler of what became Dodge City,
Boot Hill Cemetery, Buffalo hunters, railroad workers, drifters and soldiers scrapped and fought, leading to the shootings where men died. The people killed were buried so qui…ckly that undertaker dug shallow graves and buried the people with their boots on, so when it would rain you would see the boots sticking up through the ground from the soil erosion.
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I believe it was named after Fort Dodge, nearby, which in turn, was named after Henry Dodge, a US senator.
Background: The expression is referring to Dodge City, Kansas, a notoriously rough cattle town back in the 1870-80s. First Usage: The expression is often attributed to U.S.… Marshal Matt Dillon (played by James Arness) on the TV Series "Gunsmoke" (on CBS from 1955 to 1975). At the end of each episode after he defeated the bad guy(s) he'd often tell them something to the effect of "get the hell out of dodge." Likely he never said that exact quote since using "hell" on TV in the 1950s wouldn't have passed the censors. Variations of Meaning: The phrase is other times used in the context of a "good guy" needing to get out of dodge because it was becoming too dangerous/rowdy. Additionally the phrase is used to indicate when someone does something illegal and then needs to "get out of dodge" before they are caught (as opposed to being arrested or forced to by the sheriff as the Dillon version suggests). Use in Pop Culture : The phrase was used in the 1994 movie, Pulp Fiction, by "The Wolf." A variation of the phrase ("I tell you, if I were her, I'd get out of Dodge post hasty.") was used by Buffy in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: This Year's Girl (#4.15)" Sources: http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19990104 http://everything2.com/title/Get+the+hell+out+of+Dodge http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047736/movieconnections
Bat Masterson was probably the most famous sheriff of Ford County (county seat of Ford County is Dodge City).
Dennis Weaver (Chester) left the show in 1963 to pursue a broader acting career in TV & Film. No reason for Chester leaving Dodge was ever given.
Dodge City, Kansas, sits just west of Fort Dodge. The city was named after the fort.
The bones were used in the manufacture of china and fertilizer.
I am reading a collection of short stories entitled BOOT HILL and a few authors refer to the Santa Fe railroad track running through Dodge as the dead line. I would like to kn…ow how the name came about.
Three terms developed because of Dodge City, Kansas were cowpuncher, cowboy, and cattle drive. Before the railroads were finished that ran north and south, ranchers had to… drive their cattle to places in the Midwest, like Dodge City.