Hollyhocks thrive in this arid climate we call home. It does not flower the first year, but sends up a tall stalk the next that will bloom most of the summer. The best time to plant your seeds is late summer, giving it time to sprout and get established before winter sets in. The most common disease is rust, which can be managed by actively removing affected areas or with chemicals.
Mobeetie has a long history of firsts. First established town in the Texas Panhandle, first post office, first court house, first judicial system and jail, first school, and first reported tornado- a killer storm that took seven lives in 1898. To this day, even though a virtual ghost town, it is considered the, "mother city," of the panhandle.
In 1939 the world premiere of the Hollywood western “Dodge City” brought thousands to Dodge City from both coasts and all points in-between, arriving by car, horseback and three special trains. A parade, wild west show, rodeo and raucous celebrations accompanied the movie, which played simultaneously in three theaters.