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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Dodge, Kansas

 
Clickable Map of Ford County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Ford County, KS (51) Clark County, KS (2) Edwards County, KS (2) Gray County, KS (2) Hodgeman County, KS (1) Kiowa County, KS (6) Meade County, KS (11)  FordCounty(51) Ford County (51)  ClarkCounty(2) Clark County (2)  EdwardsCounty(2) Edwards County (2)  GrayCounty(2) Gray County (2)  HodgemanCounty(1) Hodgeman County (1)  KiowaCounty(6) Kiowa County (6)  MeadeCounty(11) Meade County (11)
Dodge City is the county seat for Ford County
Fort Dodge is in Ford County
      Ford County (51)  
ADJACENT TO FORD COUNTY
      Clark County (2)  
      Edwards County (2)  
      Gray County (2)  
      Hodgeman County (1)  
      Kiowa County (6)  
      Meade County (11)  
 
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1Kansas (Ford County), Fort Dodge — Cemetery
Between the opening of the post in April, 1865, until its closing in October, 1882, about 150 burials were made at this cemetery. One of the earliest was that of the sixteen-year-old son of Henderson Boggs, a freighter. The boy was shot and . . . Map (db m65438) HM
2Kansas (Ford County), Fort Dodge — Commanding Officer's Quarters
The commanding officer's quarters was one of the last stone structures to be built. In the years before it was completed the officer and his family lived near the river in a four-room dugout, three feet below ground and four feet above. The . . . Map (db m65436) HM
3Kansas (Ford County), Fort Dodge — Enlisted Men's Barracks
Three barracks were completed in 1867, two built of stone and one of adobe. For about eighteen months, until the permanent buildings were finished, the men lived in seventy dugouts at the river bank. Each dugout accommodated four men, had bunks . . . Map (db m65425) HM
4Kansas (Ford County), Fort Dodge — Fort DodgeThe Western Terminus of the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road
In the fall of 1867, the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road was developed to transport merchandise, mail and passengers from the newly founded railhead at Hays City to Fort Dodge and on to Santa Fe via the established route of the Santa Fe Trail. Thus, . . . Map (db m65424) HM
5Kansas (Ford County), Fort Dodge — 75 — Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge, named for Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, was established here in 1865. It was a supply depot and base of operations against warring Plains Tribes. Custer, Sheridan, Miles, Hancock, "Wild Bill" Hickok and "Buffalo Bill" Cody are figures . . . Map (db m65406) HM
6Kansas (Ford County), Fort Dodge — Hospital
The first post hospital was built in 1865 of sod with a flat [illegible] and no floor. Poor drainage, damp conditions, and rodent infestation [illegible] the building unsatisfactory. This one-story stone building was begun [illegible] and was . . . Map (db m65430) HM
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7Kansas (Ford County), Fort Dodge — Storehouse
Twin storehouses, each 130 ft. by 30 ft., and a bakery were the first stone buildings to be completed in 1867. The second storehouse stood a few yards to the east. The north ends of each building were partitioned to provide offices for post . . . Map (db m65427) HM
8Kansas (Ford County), Fort Dodge — Sutler Store
The Fort Dodge "sutler" store and buildings stood near this location. The civilian who kept a store in connection with a fort was known as the "sutler." He paid a fee for a monopoly to conduct all buying and selling on the military reservation. . . . Map (db m65409) HM
9Kansas (Ford County), Fort Dodge — Wagnor Memorial Fountain
This fountain was presented to the Kansas Soldiers Home by Elizabeth Jackson in memory of her son, James S. Wagnor, who lost his life Oct. 8, 1942 while a Japanese prisoner of war.Map (db m65408) WM
 
 
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Nov. 27, 2022