Get out of Dodge

Well more like get into Dodge City, KS – the town sells itself on it’s history of the old west – was the town that Gunsmoke was set in.  They have Boot Hill, etc.  I actually didn’t do that today.  Went there for coffee and looked around.  As Vicki and I have been on a a bunch of distillery tours in Kentucky, I continued that by going to the Boot Hill Distillery:

In the spring of 1872 George M. Hoover loaded his wagon with whiskey barrels. He tied a bandanna to his wagon wheel and counted out exactly five miles west from the edge of Fort Dodge, Kansas, where the sale of liquor would be legal.

Hoover erected a tent bar, with only two sod pillars holding up a plank of wood for a bar, and began selling to the soldiers and travelers passing through. From there Dodge City became western Kansas’ largest trading post, leaving an indelible mark on American history, as well as pop culture.

Boot Hill Distillery’s story began in 2014 when western Kansas farmers Roger and Hayes Kelman and Chris Holovach decided to invest in western Kansas’ first-ever craft distillery.

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When considering location, Dodge City’s history – born from a barrel, forged in the dust – made it the obvious choice. Our building’s location on top of the original Boot Hill Cemetery made it seem almost like fate.

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I also wanted to mention that perhaps the best thing to come out of Dodge City was Dennis Hopper!

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