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20 Top Things to Do in Kansas

The Sunflower State blends rolling prairie, Western drama and city attractions. BOOT HILL MUSEUM AND FRONT STREET, Dodge City, Ks.

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The Longbranch Saloon of Dodge City, Kansas looms large in the lore of the Old West. The picture is of the original Longbranch Saloon, taken circa 1880.

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Cattle Feedlot Overlook

DODGE CITY ... I believe the tallest people per capita in the nation..

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Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848. He worked in the 1870s as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended the gunmen Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. He later worked as a guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. By 1881 he had moved to Tombstone, Arizona, living as a gambler and a saloon guard. He died on January 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California.

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An 1877 view of Front Street, the busy main thoroughfare of Dodge City, Kansas, where Wyatt Earp served as a deputy marshal and as a Ford County deputy sheriff, and where John Henry "Doc" Holliday briefly practiced dentistry. It wasn't quite Tombstone...but it was close.