The First Industry of Dodge City, Kansas: Buffalo Hunting


Stock #: 786153
Type: Postcard
Era: Real Photo
City: Dodge City
State: Kansas (KS)
County: Ford
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Nov. 1873 to Feb. 74 it reached its peak. 5,000 men were hunting between the Platte River of Nebraska and the Red River in Texas. Over a half a million hides were shipped from this point. Brick Bond held the record killing 6,183 in 60 days. Prime hides sold for $2.50.
From the Darlene Thorne Collection

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