city in SW Kans., on the Arkansas River: famous as a frontier town on the Santa Fe Trail: pop. 25,000
? after Col. Richard I. Dodge, prominent city official
See Dodge City in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of southwest Kansas on the Arkansas River west of Wichita. Laid out on the Santa Fe Trail in 1872, it soon became a wild and rowdy cow town whose residents included such legendary figures as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Population: 26,100.