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Arapaho Indians at Fort Dodge, Kansas

Arapaho Indians at Fort Dodge, Kansas
Creator: Reade, Philip
Date: August 18, 1867
A photograph showing Little Raven, Arapaho chief, holding a girl believed to be his granddaughter, with William Bent and Little Raven's sons Archer and Manimick at Fort Dodge, Kansas.


Barracks at Fort Dodge, Kansas

Barracks at Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: Between January 01, 1865 and December 31, 1867
Fort Dodge was established in 1865 by Captain Henry Pierce, a member of the 11th Kansas Cavalry. The fort was located on the left bank of the Arkansas River on the "Long Route" of the Santa Fe Trail a few miles southeast of the present Dodge City. The fort was designed to protect the U.S. mail and emigrant wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail.


Commanding Officers' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas

Commanding Officers' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: June 1869
This illustration, from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, shows the first Commanding Officers' Quarters at Fort Dodge, Kansas. The military fort was established in 1865 by Captain Henry Pierce, a member of the 11th Kansas, to protect the United States mail and emigrant wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail. The facility was located on the left bank of the Arkansas River on the "Long Route" of the Santa Fe Trail a few miles southeast of present day Dodge City, Kansas.


Commanding Officers' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas

Commanding Officers' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: April 30, 1879
This photograph shows a group of people gathered on the front porch of the commanding officers' quarters at Fort Dodge, Kansas. The military fort was established in 1865 by Captain Henry Pierce, a member of the 11th Kansas Cavalry, to protect the United States mail and emigrant wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail. The facility was located on the left bank of the Arkansas River on the "Long Route" of the Santa Fe Trail, a few miles southeast of present day Dodge City, Kansas.


Commissary at Fort Dodge, Kansas

Commissary at Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: 1916
Originally built in 1867, this photograph represents what the Commissary at Fort Dodge, Kansas looked like in 1916.


Company A barracks at Fort Dodge, Kansas

Company A barracks at Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: 1916
Built in 1867, this photograph represents the Company A barracks at Fort Dodge, Kansas in 1916.


Field at Fort Dodge where the cavalry herd grazed

Field at Fort Dodge where the cavalry herd grazed
Date: 1916
This is a photograph showing a field where the cavalry herd grazed when it was stampeded in the spring of 1867. The herder was wounded and died from his injuries sustained.


Fort Dodge, Kansas

Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: 1879
This photograph shows a view of Fort Dodge, Kansas.


Fort Dodge, Kansas

Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: Between 1865 and 1867
Fort Dodge established in 1865 by Captain Henry Pierce from the 11th Kansas Cavalry. Located on the left bank of the Arkansas River on the "Long Route" of the Santa Fe Trail a few miles southeast of the present Dodge City. The fort was designed to protect the U.S. mail and emigrant wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail.


Fort Dodge Soldiers' Home - Discharge of Chief Engineer

Fort Dodge Soldiers' Home - Discharge of Chief Engineer
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the discharge of the Chief Engineer and Fort Dodge Soldiers' Home. Topics included, but not limited to, in the file is possible rioting by inmates if Nelson Larson is removed as Chief Engineer, newspaper clippings discussing Governor Capper's interference in Larson's discharge, and management of employees at Fort Dodge Soldiers' Home. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


G. M. Dodge to Joseph B. Thoborn

G. M. Dodge to Joseph B. Thoborn
Creator: Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916
Date: October 24, 1910
This is a letter from G. M. Dodge, Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Joseph B. Thoborn, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dodge tells how Fort Dodge was named. According to the letter, in 1864 or 1865 G. M. Dodge sent out a regiment to where Ft. Dodge was eventually established. It was late in the season and the regiment did not have materials to build barracks, so they made their living quarters in the hills. The colonel of the regiment was incensed that they were sent to the area without proper supplies, so he named the makeshift quarters Camp Dodge. The government later officially named it Fort Dodge.


Henry B. Douglass

Henry B. Douglass
Date: 1852
This a photograph showing Henry B. Douglass who was born March 9, 1827 at West Point, where his father David Bates Douglass was Professor of Engineering. Henry Douglass graduated from West Point in 1852, and was promoted to Bvt. Second Lt. and assigned to the 7th Infantry. He was stationed at Fort Dodge, Kansas.


Hodgeman County toll bridge

Hodgeman County toll bridge
Creator: Holbrook, Eloise
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
This is a history of the Hodgeman County toll bridge, written by Eloise Holbrook. Included in the history is a description of how the bridge came to be built, who the owner was, and the dedication of a monument for the bridge in 1925.


Hospital at Fort Dodge, Kansas

Hospital at Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: 1916
Built in 1867, this photograph represents the hospital at Fort Dodge, Kansas in 1916.


Isadore Bowman Douglass

Isadore Bowman Douglass
Date: Between 1858 and 1860
This is a photograph of Isadore Bowman Douglass (1841-1867). She married Henry B. Douglass on July 13, 1858 at West Point. The couple and their three children were stationed at Fort Dodge, Kansas where she died from cholera.


Kansas : early routes, old trails, historic sites, landmarks, etc.

Kansas : early routes, old trails, historic sites, landmarks, etc.
Creator: Root, George A. (George Allen), 1867-1949
Date: 1939 December
This map, created by George Allen Root and later reproduced by the Kansas Turnpike Authority, depicts trails, landmarks, and historic sites in the state of Kansas. The original map was compiled by George Allen Root and delineated by W. M. Hutchinson from information obtained from the Kansas State Historical Society.


Major George Mallonee and his drum corps at the State Soldiers Home at Fort Dodge, Kansas

Major George Mallonee and his drum corps at the State Soldiers Home at Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: 1906
This is a photograph showing Major George Mallonee and his family drum corps at the State Soldiers Home at Fort Dodge, Kansas. George had eighteen children and all of them were musicians. He served in Co. H, 52nd Ohio Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War.


Major George Mallonee and his drum corps at the State Soldiers Home at Fort Dodge, Kansas

Major George Mallonee and his drum corps at the State Soldiers Home at Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: 1906
This is a photograph of Major George Mallonee and his family drum corps at the State Soldiers Home at Fort Dodge, Kansas. He had 18 children and they were all musicians.


Major Henry Douglass

Major Henry Douglass
Date: 1867
This is a cabinet card showing Major Henry Douglass, commanding officer at Fort Dodge, Kansas.


Map of Kansas, with parts of neighboring states and territories

Map of Kansas, with parts of neighboring states and territories
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1870
This map was drawn by Ado Hunnius at the request of Major General J. M. Schofield. It was compiled under the direction of 1st Lieutenant Henry Jackson of the 7th U.S. Cavalry in March 1870. It includes the location of forts in Kansas, southern Nebraska, eastern Colorado, and northern portions of Indian Territory (Oklahoma), as well as noting natural features (rivers, hills, etc.), trails, and Indian reservations.


Natol Cholera Mixture Bottle from the Fort Dodge Grocery, 14FD315

Natol Cholera Mixture Bottle from the Fort Dodge Grocery, 14FD315
Date: 1865-1882
This Natol Cholera Mixture bottle was recovered from the excavations of the grocery at Fort Dodge in Ford County. The bottle's label promises "Quick relief from Dysentary, Diarrhea, Cholera Morbus, Summer Complaint, Cramps and pain in the bowels." Perhaps the contents of this bottle brought some comfort during the 1867 outbreak of cholera at the fort.


Officers' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas

Officers' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: Between January 01, 1865 and December 31, 1867
This photograph shows a view of Fort Dodge, Kansas. The military fort was established in 1865 by Captain Henry Pierce, a member of the 11th Kansas Cavalry, to protect the U.S. mail and emigrant wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail. The facility was located on the left bank of the Arkansas River on the "Long Route" of the Santa Fe Trail a few miles southeast of present day Dodge City, Kansas.


Quartermasters' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas

Quartermasters' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: Between 1878 and 1880
This photograph shows the Quartermasters' Quarters at Fort Dodge, Kansas. The military fort was established in 1865 by Captain Henry Pierce, a member of the 11th Kansas Cavalry, to protect the United States mail and emigrant wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail. The facility was located on the left bank of the Arkansas River on the "Long Route" of the Santa Fe Trail a few miles southeast of present day Dodge City, Kansas.


Saloon and billiard hall at Fort Dodge, Kansas

Saloon and billiard hall at Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: 1867
A photograph showing the saloon and billiard hall at Fort Dodge, Kansas. The saloon was in the right end of the long stone building and the billiard hall was in the other end. The building to the left was a store owned by R. M. Wright and A. J. Anthony.


Soldiers and children at Fort Dodge, Kansas

Soldiers and children at Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: 1868
This is a photograph showing soldiers and two children at Fort Dodge, Kansas. People in the photograph are (left to right) Lt. G. A. Hessilberger, 3rd U.S. Infantry, Company A, QM; Bvt. Maj. Charles G. Cox, Capt. 10th U.S. Cavalry; H. B. Douglass (son of Henry Douglass), Sgt. Co A, 3rd U.S. Infantry; Lt. Louis Schonborn, 3rd U.S. Infantry; Bvt. Maj. Kilburn, Asst. Surgeon; Jno. Austin chief scout; Frank Douglass (son of Henry Douglass); and Bvt. Maj. Armes, 10th U.S. Cavalry.


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