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Historically Speaking

Historically Speaking, is a series of articles prepared by our curatorial and research department. They are busy  researching and writing and telling the story of Dodge City through our exhibits at Boot Hill Museum, and with stories here! Be sure to check back often to learn about the colorful citizens and happenings of Old Dodge City!

Click one of the photos below to learn more about the colorful citizens and happenings in 1870’s Dodge City.

Tom Nixon – Buffalo Hunter, Saloon Owner, Lawman

Variety Show History

Henry Sitler

Larry Deger

The Tragic Death of Dora Hand

Chalkley Beeson, Dodge City’s “Man of the Hour”

Frederick Carl Zimmermann

Mayor Alonzo B. Webster, “Dodge City’s Fighting Mayor”