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

On the Ashes of My Campfire This City is Built

 
 
On the Ashes of My Campfire This City is Built Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
1. On the Ashes of My Campfire This City is Built Statue
Inscription.

Modeled by O.H. Simpson, D.D.S.
Pioneer Dentist

The model for this statue was
Joe Sughrue
A Cowboy and later Dodge City
Chief of Police
from 1933 to 1936

 
Erected 1927.
 
Location. 37° 45.265′ N, 100° 1.296′ 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 on the grounds of the former municipal building atop Boot Hill. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 West Spruce Street, Dodge City KS 67801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wyatt Earp (here, next to this marker); George M. Hoover (here, next to this marker); The Boot Hill Cemetery Site (here, next to this marker); H.B. (Ham) Bell (a few steps from this marker); Boot Hill (a few steps from this marker); My Trails Have Become Your Highways (a few steps from this marker); Dodge City, a frontier legend (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boot Hill Cemetery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dodge City.
 
Also see . . .
On the Ashes of My Campfire This City is Built image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
2. On the Ashes of My Campfire This City is Built
At right, with former Municipal Building in background
1. Dodge City History. (Submitted on May 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A Cowboy in Dodge City, 1882. (Submitted on May 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Dodge City Chiefs of Police. (Submitted on May 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
On the Ashes of My Campfire This City is Built Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
3. On the Ashes of My Campfire This City is Built Marker
On the Ashes of My Campfire This City is Built Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
4. On the Ashes of My Campfire This City is Built Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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