History and Geography of Gunsmoke
shoot-out in today's Dodge City
Answer: 1d, 2a, 3c, 4d, 5b, 6d
A Hotel in 19th century Dodge City
Answer: 1a, 2c, 3d, 4b, 5f, 6j, 7k, 8i, 9e, 10l, 11n, 12m, 13g, 14h
Kansas, Ford County, Dodge City and Front Street. For a thumbnail description of historical Dodge City, click HERE.
Front Street in Dodge City (1878)
Front Street in 1880
19th century map of Dodge City
A map of today's Dodge City
Answer: b ... Benson purchased if from Robert W. Wright in 1878 and
popularized the saloon by organizing an orchestra to play there. In 1877,
there were less than 1000 citizens in Dodge and sixteen saloons.
False ... George M. Hoover's Saloon opened on June 17, 1872 and was
the first commercial business in Dodge City.
Cattle ... over eight million passed through Dodge in 1884 alone.
Answer: ... The Trevor 35
Answer: ... Cottonwood
No ... but it was the county seat for Ford County
A river flowing 692 miles from NE New Mexico through the Colorado
and Kansas to the Arkansas river in NE Oklahoma
Answer: ... 67801
Answer: ... Liquered up.
Answer: ... River
False ... it's the buffalo
Fort Dodge ... indeed, Dodge City was named from Fort Dodge which
was named for Colonel Henry I. Dodge. Fort Dodge was founded in 1864.
Answer: 1872 and incorporated in 1875.
A: Squirrel Tooth Alice. Frog Mouth Kate was a saloon girl character in a Gunsmoke episode.
Answer: ... salesman
Answer: ... guerrilla
Answer: ... A shoeless horse
A rifle boot
John with a middle initial of B. for Batterson
True ... off of a milk cart
The trail boss
True ... the Kansa or Kaw tribe. The word means south wind.
Answer: ... Jayhawker
William Clark Quantrill (1837-65) was the leader of a Confederate band of guerrillas who raided farms and towns in Kansas and Missouri. Both Frank and Jesse James rode with him before their bank robbing days. He was best known for leading a raid on Lawrence, Kansas on August 3, 1863 during which most of the town was burned. Over 150 people were killed. In Gunsmoke, the Dodge House clerk, Howie, was said to have been in Lawrence during this raid. Quantrill was fatally wounded during a raid in Kentucky.
Dodge City's real Dodge House
Probably not ... that type of hygiene was not regularly practiced
until after World War II.
Answer: a-Truman, b-Kennedy, c-Nixon, d-Ford, e-Reagan, f-Bush, g-Clinton.
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False ... in 1879, for example, Cock-Eyed Frank Loving shot Levi
Richardson in a fight over a woman.
Answer: a ... Frank Basset
Answer: ... Times. Another paper was the Ford County Globe
Yes ... although, contrary to legend, it was never an official burying
ground, but was used to bury drifters, buffalo hunters, and others who
had no family in the area. Boot Hill was closed in 1879 and the remains
of those buried there were moved to another cemetary.
True ... Gunsmoke was accurate in this regard in early shows. Later,
the prop cards, made by the United States Playing Card Company, looked
just like the ones you'd buy today.
A travois or travee
Answer: ... Buntline