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Fort Dodge, Dodge City

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The site of Fort Dodge in the U.S. state of Kansas was originally an old campground for wagons traveling along the Santa Fe Trail, just west of the western junction of the Wet and Dry Routes and near the middle or Cimarron Cutoff. On March 23, 1865, Major General Grenville M. Dodge, who commanded the 11th and 16th Kansas Cavalry Regiments, wrote to Colonel James Hobart Ford to propose establishing a new military post west of Fort Larned. On orders of Col. Ford, Captain Henry Pearce, with Company C, Eleventh Cavalry Regiment, and Company F, Second U.S. Volunteer Infantry, from Fort Larned, occupied and established Fort Dodge on April 10, 1865.
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  • We were only able to take in the view from the car. The facility is currently closed to visitors due to covid. The grounds seem to be well maintained and we read a board that explained some of the.....  more »
  • I found the folks at their Heritage Museum to be quite informational and wonderful people. If I lived there they'd certainly be my close friends.  more »

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