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Dodge City in Ford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

El Capitan

 
 
El Capitan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
1. El Capitan Marker
Inscription.

This statue commemorates the Texas Longhorn that gave Dodge City its place in history as "Queen of the Cowtowns." The Longhorns are descendants of Spanish cattle brought to Mexico in the 16th century. Between 1875 and 1886, over 4 million head were driven up the trail to the Santa Fe railhead in Dodge City.
 
Erected 1980 by Boot Hill Museum, Inc.
 
Location. 37° 45.169′ N, 100° 1.154′ W. Marker is in Dodge City, Kansas, in Ford County. Marker is at the intersection of Wyatt Earp Boulevard and 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Wyatt Earp Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dodge City KS 67801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wild and woolly Front Street (a few steps from this marker); Dodge City, full of excitement (a few steps from this marker); Longhorn cattle arrive (a few steps from this marker); Dennis Weaver (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Rath (within shouting distance of this marker); Milburn Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Gene Barry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Big Nose Kate" (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Dodge City.
 
Also see . . .
El Capitan Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
2. El Capitan Statue and Marker

1. Kansas Cattle Towns: Dodge City. (Submitted on May 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A Cowboy in Dodge City, 1882. (Submitted on May 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Dodge City Cattlemen and Drives. (Submitted on May 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Longhorn Cattle. (Submitted on May 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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El Capitan Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
3. El Capitan Statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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