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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
Coming to you from the cowboy capital of the world, Dodge City, KS!
A day in the WILD WEST!
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By Audrey Rupp
Hello everyone! My name is Audrey, I'm coming to you from good ol' Dodge City, Kansas. As a summer intern at the Convention and Visitors Bureau, I'll be keeping you updated and entertained on all that's happenin in the Cowboy Capital!

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Outings with Audrey!
Hello everyone! My name is Audrey, I'm coming to you from good ol' Dodge City, Kansas. As a summer intern at the Convention and Visitors Bureau, I'll be keeping you updated and entertained on all that's happenin in the Cowboy Capital!

A little about me: I was born and raised in Western, Kansas. I'm currently a student at Fort Hays State University but have packed up for the summer and got the HECK into Dodge. I will spend the next few months reliving the legends of the old West!

I'ts been a great experience so far, as I am spending my first week playing tourist!

And remember folks...keep calm and cowboy on!!!
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Hey everyone! My first outing in Dodge City was such a blast! I started with a ride on the Dodge City Trolley. It was a great tour of "the wickedest little city in the West." From historical sights around town, the feed yards and even a trip to Fort Dodge, I found myself intrigued with the history of the old West. (And all these years I gave my Dad a hard time for obsessing over his westerns! You were right Dad...they were as cool as you said!)








After the trolley ride I visited the Boot Hill Museum. While the name sounds fun...the story behind the meaning was anything but that. Boot Hill earned its name for all of the cowboys that were buried in their boots on the hill. The last person believed to be buried there was a woman from the dance hall. It is unknown if she was wearing heels or her boots. (Haha..It's been an exhausting day, my jokes are a little dry)


As you can see, I did stop at the gift shop to get some Dodge City Garb! They've got some great souvenirs and apparel. After eating some lunch I continued my journey up Gospel Hill! Did you know that in 1874 there was a whopping 13 religious people in Dodge City? Eventually others joined the bandwagon and upgraded the small wooden building to some of the most beautiful historical churches around. Being raised catholic, my first instinct was to tour the Sacred Heart Cathedral. While I was there I got to visit with the principal of the catholic school, Chad Meitner. He was kind enough to turn the lights on so I could capture a picture of the beautiful mural on the alter wall.





Next on the list was the First Presbyterian Church. Wow...what a beautiful church. When I ventured inside I had trouble locating the lights, but captured some beautiful pictures of the stained glass glowing from the sunlight.



When leaving the church, my sense of smell lead me to the kitchen where I found a couple Dodge City residents cooking up some lunch! I got to talking with Sarah Speakman and came to realize they were part of a non-profit organization called "Friendship Feast." Monday through Friday they serve free lunch to help the fight against hunger! Speakman is the newly appointed kitchen manager and expressed much gratitude for the local businesses that make donations. "We wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for our volunteers," said Sarah. If your interested in making a donation or volunteering check out their facebook page for contact information.





And remember folks...always drink upstream from the herd!

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