city in SW Kans., on the Arkansas River: famous as a frontier town on the Santa Fe Trail: pop. 25,000
Origin of Dodge Cityuncertain or unknown; perhaps after Colossians Richard I. Dodge, prominent city official
A city of southwest Kansas on the Arkansas River west of Wichita. It was a major railroad shipping point for Texas cattle in the 1880s and gained notoriety for its lawlessness.