Wild West

High Plains History episode
6:30 am
Wed May 23, 2012

20,000 throng to Dodge City for Hollywood movie premiere

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.