American West Book Discussion: Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
- Date(s): Monday, March 6th 2023
- Time: 6 p.m.
- Location: Niobrara County Library
The second book in the series Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West by Tom Clavin will be discussed on Monday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at the library. Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City’s streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. Enter Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Young and largely self-trained men, the lawmen led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law in the American West.