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Boot Hill Museum History

Boot Hill Museum History

Boot Hill Museum, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that was founded by the Dodge City Jaycees as a community service project in 1947 and staffed primarily with volunteers for the first ten years.¬† First housed in the 3,000 square foot Boot Hill Building adjacent to Boot Hill Cemetery, the Museum contained a wide variety… Continue Reading

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Variety Show History

Variety Show History

Longest Running Variety Show-History The arts community in Dodge City has been blessed with many outstanding performers throughout the years dating all the way back to its beginnings with Chalkley Beeson and the Dodge City Cowboy Band.¬† Mr. Beeson was an early owner of the Long Branch Saloon and his saloon boasted musical entertainment in… Continue Reading

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Honorary Marshals

Honorary Marshals

The Honorary Marshal program was started in 1952 by the Dodge City Jaycees. The first person to receive this honor was Rex Allen, western star and singer, when he visited Dodge City. Many famous people have been bestowed this honor including: as Duke Ellington, President John F. Kennedy, President Gerald Ford, Roy Rogers, Paul Harvey,… Continue Reading

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