Wild West

150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail

Jun 6, 2017
Rex Buchanan

One-hundred fifty years ago, Kansas was an undeveloped, rugged and often lawless place -- full of settlers, gamblers and gunslingers. Kansas was the very epicenter of the Wild West.

As Commentator Rex Buchanan tells us, the state was also full of another iconic symbol: cowboys.    

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.