My theme for A- Z is the year my book takes place: 1881. I'll be posting about people, places, and random facts about the year as it relates - however distantly - to my book.
Dodge City was made famous in the early 1880's both as a frontier settlement and a cattle town. There were more gunfighters working in Dodge City at one time or another than any other town in the West, among them Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, both of whom have small roles in my
novel. Additionally, Dodge City boasted the usual array
of saloons, gambling halls,
and brothels - including the famous Long Branch Saloon, which some of
you might recall from the show, Gunsmoke. Then again, I may just be dating myself.