On today’s show, we celebrate our 100th official episode! And we’re having a rootin’ tootin’ good time heading to the Wild West town of Dodge City. We were looking for something special about the number 100 and came across this line that bisects the USA nearly in the middle vertically and low and behold, we found Dodge City sitting smack dab on top of it. The state of Kansas entered the Union in 1865 as a free state. The Civil War ended four years later and thousands migrated to Kansas, many of them veterans of the war. And then there were the outlaws and other famous names we know from the Old West, like Bat Masterson and Doc Holliday, and nearly all of them spent some time in Dodge City. Put on yer cowboy hat and boots and come with us as we look at the history and hauntings of Dodge City. Moment in History features the odd showdowns in Palisades, Nevada and This Day in History features the first run of the Panama Railway.
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Kansas girl here. Kansas becoming a state, in 1861, was a contributing factor to the start of the Civil War. Date above is incorrect.
Thanks Heidi. I must have been focused on Fort Dodge and somehow mixed the date it was established with Kansas becoming a state because Google anything on Kansas statehood and you get 1861. I would have to be illiterate to get that wrong. Either that or I mixed up the Civil War dates since it ended in 1865. Either way, my proofreading stinks. LOL!