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This photograph of a street scene in Dodge City, in Ford County, depicts three of the town's buildings. The building on the left was the first dance hall in Dodge City, owned by a man named Jones. The second building was a grocery and general store owned by George O. Smith and J. B. Edwards, and the third building, also a general store, was owned by a man named Wolf. Also visible are a crowd of men standing in the street, and two horse-drawn wagons loaded with buffalo hides. Dodge City is located on the Santa Fe Trail in western Kansas.

Creator: Knight, J. Lee
Date: 1872

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This photograph demonstrates the profitability of buffalo hides and the resulting depletion of buffalo. This source can work in tandem with other photos and documents that deal with buffalo hunting.

KS:7th:3.1:Federal Government and Indian Lands (2005)

Item Number: 641
Call Number: FK2.F2 D.5 *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 641

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