Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City’s streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West.
Introducing author Tom Clavin. For the next four weeks, he'll be guest hosting the Unknown History podcast, talking about his book Dodge City. Listen in the top right hand player or on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Spotify to learn more about:
- How Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson first met
- The lack of laws in Dodge City
- What businesses thought of the frequent killings
Pick up a copy of Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West, from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Booksamillion, or iBooks--or if you prefer to listen, check out the audiobook on Audible. Check out a special bonus audiobook clip below: