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Get Outta' Dodge...Or Embrace The Gunsmoke?

J. Schafer

There are a lot of legends about the Old West. Many of them involve Kansas towns, especially Dodge City.

Commentator Rex Buchanan, a writer, traveler and director emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey, recently read a new book about the famous cowtown, Tom Clavin's Dodge City. It got him thinking about the ongoing shootout in Dodge: the constant battle between fact and fiction.