This is a locomotive in Dodge City. It is a much bigger engine than the one that pulled Bat into town for his celebrated gunfight with Peacock and Updegraff. By the Updegraff was shot there were several participants in the shootout. It is not likely that Bat had a clear shot at him. It might have been Jim Masterson or Charlie Ronan who shot him. In any event Bat payed a small fine for shooting inside the town limits and then he, his brother Jim, and Charlie were cordially invited to leave town that same day.
HYSTERICAL JOURNEY TO HISTORIC PLACES September 12th 2014 AUGUST 23, 2014
This will be a day of rest. Long days in the vehicle sometimes bring on a wee touch of sciatica. This morning was rung in bright and shiny as a new penny. I drove over to Cimarron. My friend Jim Monacle was raised in that little town and still has family thereabouts. Cimmaron is 16 miles west of Dodge City and is famous as the site of the Gray County Court House War. Folk ... read more
North America » United States » Kansas » Dodge City Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
When I retired a few years back my little bride insisted that I find something to do so that I would not get underfoot in such a way that it might bring about marital discord. I am all for that. Leukemia is a piece of butterscotch pie compared to marital discord. Anyway I have bought a camera and a laptop and have set off to locate sites that are of interest to me. I take pictures at those sites and write short little stories about what took place there. My cousin, Bill, has encouraged me to start a blog, whatever that is, so that I can share my adventures. Next summer, 2013 will be th... full info