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Dodge City, Kansas. The Queen of the Cow Towns. Even Now.

November 1, 2016


While I’ve always associated Dodge City with the television series Gunsmoke, obviously the story goes a little deeper – especially since Gunsmoke wasn’t even filmed in Dodge City, but rather on a set located outside Knab, Utah. Oh, well – that’s Hollywood. Fort Dodge was constructed during the Indian Wars in the middle 1860s to […]

Southwestern Wrap, Part Two. Arizona and Texas

February 11, 2015


Arizona and New Mexico One Color Fits All The opportunity to see how people in other areas of the country live is the most interesting benefit of traveling.  I like to check out the architecture as it changes across the country – after all, architecture and culture are closely intertwined. During our stays in New […]

Water Worries in the Arizona Desert

January 30, 2015


When we visited the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, we saw several paintings from Doug Smith’s American Agricultural Landscape series. They struck me as odd, since the works all depicted Midwestern farm scenes, but a quote Mr. Smith attributed to an anonymous source stuck with me: “Man, despite his sophistication and his many accomplishments, […]