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Dodge City, Kansas

What do you know about Dodge City, Kansas?
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 20 points!

1) In 1847, the first settlement in the area that became Dodge City was built by civilians in to provide protection for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. Old West History Made Easy
What was the name?

  1. Fort Dodge

  2. Fort Washington

  3. Fort Mann

2) In 1850, the U.S. Army arrived to provide protection in the region and constructed Fort Atkinson on the old site.

  • True or False?

3) What year did the army abandoned Fort Atkinson?

  1. 1853

  2. 1856

  3. 1859

4) Military forces on the Santa Fe Trail were reestablished further north and east at Fort Festus.

  • True or False?

5) In 1865, as the Indian Wars in the West began heating up, the army constructed a military post to provide additional protection on the Santa Fe Trail.  It remained in operation until 1882.
What was the fort's name?

  1. Fort Hayes

  2. Fort Lincoln

  3. Fort Dodge

6) In 1871, the town of Dodge City can trace its origins to a rancher who built a sod house west of the fort to oversee his cattle operations in the region.
Who is the rancher?

  1. Henry J. Sitler

  2. Max Baer

  3. Mark Reynolds

7) Who established the first bar in a tent to service thirsty soldiers from the nearby fort?

  1. Kitty Russell

  2. George M. Hoover

  3. Denis Hopper

8) What was the name of the trail that brought Longhorn cattle from the Chisholm Trail into Dodge City?

  1. Great Western Cattle Trail

  2. Santa Fe Cattle Trail

  3. West Texas - Kansas Cattle Trail

9) Who was the first owner of the Long Branch Saloon?

  1. Kitty Russell

  2. Matt Dillon

  3. William Harris

10) On May 17, 1936, what well-known actor was born in Dodge City?

  1. James Arness

  2. Peter Graves

  3. Dennis Hopper

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Dodge City, Kansas
[Answers]

1) C  2) True  3) A.  4) False.  It was Fort Larned.  5) C.  6) A.  7) B.  8) A.  9) C.  10) C.

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