Over the next few days, I hope to relate to all of you, the stories I heard on my grandfather's knee about the early days of Dodge City, Kansas. His father and father's brother came to Dodge City and got off the train there at the end of the railroad to begin a new life. They were both around 19 or 20 years of age and surrounded by the most written about characters found in all the famous gunfights and Indian wars on the Great Plains.
We will find out about the real gunfights on Front Street that he witnessed along with his relationship with Wyatt Earp and others including some newspaper accounts mentioning both my great grandfather and Wyatt Earp at the same meeting.
This isn't the fairy book version that some publish but only eye witness accounts and recollections from someone that was there and knew the men and women who later became legends.
So come along this week and maybe learn a little bout how it was a way back when.