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

Wyatt Earp

 
 
Wyatt Earp Marker at Centennial Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
1. Wyatt Earp Marker at Centennial Monument
Inscription.  

Called to Dodge City in 1876 and established law and order in a few years. He did the same thing for other cities and became known as the best law officer in the West. He was a quiet and decent man and caused considerable publicity for Dodge City. Wyatt Earp died in California at the age of 81 in 1921.

 
Erected 1972.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: PeaceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 37° 45.262′ N, 100° 1.293′ W. Marker is in Dodge City, Kansas, in Ford County. Marker is at the intersection of Spruce Street and 4th Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Spruce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 West Spruce Street, Dodge City KS 67801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George M. Hoover (here, next to this marker); The Boot Hill Cemetery Site (here, next to this marker); On the Ashes of My Campfire This City is Built (here, next to this marker); H.B. (Ham) Bell (a few
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steps from this marker); My Trails Have Become Your Highways (a few steps from this marker); Boot Hill (a few steps from this marker); The Boot Hill Special (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dodge City, a frontier legend (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dodge City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is part of the Centennial Monument on the grounds of the former Municipal Building atop Boot Hill.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wyatt Earp Biography. (Submitted on May 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wyatt Earp History Page. (Submitted on May 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Wyatt Earp - Frontier Lawman. (Submitted on May 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Centennial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
2. Centennial Monument Marker
Centennial Monument at Former Municipal Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
3. Centennial Monument at Former Municipal Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 833 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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