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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Ramon K. House pistols donated to Boot Hill Museum.

  • Wilmer Kellog of Hays, Kansas has graciously donated a Colt single action .357 magnum revolver pistol and a Hopkins & Allen .32 caliber pistol that were owned by the last Dodge City marshal, Ramon K. House. The pistols will make a fine addition to the Dodge City Lawman portion of the Gun Exhibit. Along with the pistols, Kello...
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  • Wilmer Kellog of Hays, Kansas has graciously donated a Colt single action .357 magnum revolver pistol and a Hopkins & Allen .32 caliber pistol that were owned by the last Dodge City marshal, Ramon K. House. The pistols will make a fine addition to the Dodge City Lawman portion of the Gun Exhibit. Along with the pistols, Kellog also gave the Museum a shadow box with badges from the annual YO Ranch cattle drives from years 1980 through 1992. House was extensively involved with this Kerrville, Texas ranch.
    Other recent acquisitions include, from Kim Goodnight, a Life magazine from April 1939, which features an article about the world premiere of the movie "Dodge City" held in Dodge City. A couple of donations involve former doctors who practiced in the Dodge City area. Nina Nash donated equipment used by the late Dr. Arnold Baum of Dodge City; and Linda Horton of Spearville gave a pair eyeglasses and case issued by retired Dodge City optometrist, Dr. HerbertC. White. Clothes and other belongings owned by Martha Morris (1838-1910) came fromPatricia Ralph.
    Boot Hill Museum very much appreciates receiving these generous donations which help Museum staff preserve Dodge City's rich heritage. We rely on the generosity of donors to give us artifacts that help us with our mission and which we cannot afford to purchase.
    Items from Dodge City before the 1920's are especially desired. Also of great use are things from any time period which are uniquely Dodge City or reflect Dodge City's heritage. Newer items which are in good shape but are not specific to Dodge City can be excepted, but will not be accessed as artifacts and may be used as props or for education. Once in a while, the Museum
    will not accept donations. This is usually due to an item's poor condition or large size when it does not fit Boot Hill Museum's mission.
    The mission of Boot Hill Museum is to preserve and interpret the Old West through exhibits, education and entertainment reflective of the area's rich heritage.
    Our vision for Boot Hill Museum is to be a recognized destination for our guests to experience the history and relive the legend of Dodge City.
    A big thank you goes out to these and other donors.
    For more information about Boot Hill Museum, please visit www.boothill.org or contact Boot Hill Museum at 620-227-8188 or info@boothill.org.

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