Dodge City, the Cowboy Capital – Robert Wright | buch7 – Der soziale Buchhandel
Bitte warten ...
icon suche icon merkliste icon warenkorb
Blick ins Buch
Autor/in: Robert Wright
Autor/in: Robert Wright

Dodge City, the Cowboy Capital

and the great Southwest in the days of the wild Indian, the buffalo, the cowboy, dance halls, gambling halls and bad men


"One of the founders of Dodge City." -Wild Bill and His Era, 1933

"A true picture of life among buffalo-hunters, scouts, gamblers, stockmen." -Warren King Moorehead, 1914

"Knew Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Luke Short, the Seven Old Timers, the badmen, and the Cowboy Band, and he shows you photographs." -Month at Goodspeed's 1938

"He fought Indians, he hunted buffalo, he raised wheat, he was a merchant, a stock farmer, his kind are passing from among us." -Report of William Connelley, 1916

"Wright, of Dodge City, is the historian of the Trail in this county, and as he has lived on the Trail and traveled it." -The Story of the Marking of the Santa Fe Trail 1915

In its early days Dodge City, a rendezvous of the wide-wandering bull-whacker, buffalo-hunter, cowboy, and desperado, as well as the home of the plain pioneer citizens who built so much of the region, was a perfect paradise for gamblers, cut-throats, and "fast women." These rough characters guarded their reputations for honesty with a pair of Colt's revolvers in their belts and wore their pants in their boots, and when they passed on, did so generally with their boots on.

With all that has been said about Dodge City no true account of conditions as they were in the early days was accessible until publication of Robert Wright's 1911 book "Dodge City, the Cowboy Capital." The author was especially well qualified to write a history of the "wicked city of the plains" since he had lived on the frontier for many years previous to the founding of the city and lived in the city from its opening. He had all the experience gleaned as a plainsman, explorer, scout, trader and as mayor of the town. His is a most interesting narrative of early days, as well as a very valuable contribution to western history.

Prior to founding Dodge City in 1868, at 16 years old Wright came West to Missouri. In 1859 he made the first of six overland trips across the plains to Denver. He was later appointed post trader at Fort Dodge in 1867, when Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and Prairie Apache abounded there.

Wright was acquainted with old-school Western sheriff and gunfighter Bat Masterson, of whom he said, "Bat is a gentleman by instinct. He is a man of pleasant manners, good address and mild disposition, until aroused, and then, for God's sake, look out!

"Bat was a most loyal man to his friends. If anyone did him a favor, he never forgot it. I believe that if one of his friends was confined in jail and there was the least doubt of his innocence, he would take a crow-bar and 'jimmy' and dig him out, at the dead hour of midnight; and, if there were determined men guarding him, he would take these desperate chances...."

Wright describes a typical day in Dodge:

"Someone ran by my store at full speed, crying out, 'Our marshal is being murdered in the dance hall!' I, with several others, quickly ran to the dance hall and burst in the door. The house was so dense with smoke from the pistols a person could hardly see, but Ed Masterson had corralled a lot in one corner of the hall, with his sixshooter in his left hand, holding them there until assistance could reach him...."

E-Book 05/2022
ePub mit Adobe DRM Kopierschutz
  • eReader
  • kindle
  • Computer
  • Smartphone

Adobe Account notwendig | ACSM-Datei bei Download | Schriftgröße ist veränderbar/einstellbar

Dieses E-Book nutzt digitales Rechte-Management (DRM), so dass Sie es nur mit spezieller E-Book-Lese-Software (z.B. dem kostenlosen Adobe Digital Editions Reader, der BlueFire-Reader-App (iOS) oder der Aldiko-Reader-App (Android)) lesen können. Dafür benötigen Sie eine kostenlose Adobe ID (auf erhältlich). Sie erhalten als Download eine ACSM-Datei, die Sie im passenden Reader öffnen können. Leider nicht unter Linux lauffähig.

Sofort lieferbar (Download)
Die angegebene Lieferzeit bezieht sich auf sofortige Zahlung (z.B. Zahlung per Lastschrift, PayPal oder Sofortüberweisung).
Sonderfälle, die zu längeren Lieferzeiten führen können (Bsp: Bemerkung für Kundenservice oder Zahlung per Vorkasse) haben wir hier für Sie detailliert beschrieben.
Spenden icon Dank Ihres Kaufes spendet buch7 ca. 0,17 € bis 0,32 €.

Die hier angegebene Schätzung beruht auf dem durchschnittlichen Fördervolumen der letzten Monate und Jahre. Über die Vergabe und den Umfang der finanziellen Unterstützung entscheidet das Gremium von

Die genaue Höhe hängt von der aktuellen Geschäftsentwicklung ab. Natürlich wollen wir so viele Projekte wie möglich unterstützen.

Den tatsächlichen Umfang der Förderungen sowie die Empfänger sehen Sie auf unserer Startseite rechts oben, mehr Details finden Sie hier.

Weitere Informationen zu unserer Kostenstruktur finden Sie hier.



Chapter I. The Country, Time, and Conditions that Brought About Dodge City

Chapter II. Travel on Old Trails

Chapter III. Ranching in Early Days

Chapter IV. The Greatest Game Country on Earth<

Chapter V. Indian Life of the Plains

Chapter VI. Wild Days with the Soldiers

Chapter VII. The Beginnings of Dodge City

Chapter VIII. Populating Boot Hill

Chapter IX. The Administration of Justice on the Frontier

Chapter X. The Passing of the Buffalo

Chapter XI. Joking with Powder and Ball

Chapter XII. When Conviviality Was the Fashion and the Rule

Chapter XIII. Resorts Other than Saloons, and Pastimes Other than Drinking

Chapter XIV. Where the Swindler Flourished and Grew Fat

Chapter XV. The Cattle Business and the Texas Drive

Chapter XVI. Distinguished Sojourners at Fort Dodge and Dodge City

Chapter XVII. The Great Decline and Subsequent Revival


EAN / 13-stellige ISBN 978-1087967868
10-stellige ISBN 1087967864
Verlag Bookcrop
Imprint Bookcrop
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1. Auflage im Jahr 2022
Anmerkungen zur Auflage 1. Auflage
Editionsform Non Books / PBS
Einbandart E-Book
Typ des digitalen Artikels ePub mit Adobe DRM
Copyright Digital Rights Management Adobe
Erscheinungsdatum 28. Mai 2022
Seitenzahl 284
Warengruppe des Lieferanten Sozialwissenschaften - Wirtschaft
Mehrwertsteuer 7% (im angegebenen Preis enthalten)
Bestseller aus dieser Kategorie

Sozialwissenschaften - Wirtschaft

Noch nicht das Passende gefunden?
Verschenken Sie einfach einen Gutschein.

Auch hier werden natürlich 75% des Gewinns gespendet.

Gutschein kaufen

Was unsere Kund/innen sagen:

Impressum Datenschutz Hilfe / FAQ