Dodge City, Kansas
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas. The 12.7 square-mile town in northwest Kansas has a current population of about 27,340. Popularized by the long-running television program "Gunsmoke", this "Queen of the Cowtowns" holds a prominent place in the history of the American West. Visitors to Dodge City, once home to such colorful characters as lawmen Wyatt Earp and W.B. "Bat" Masterson, can trace the city's legacy on the Dodge City Trail of Fame, at the Boot Hill Museum and along a two-mile stretch of deeply rutted track - the remains of the Santa Fe Trail. Meatpacking, healthcare, service industries and tourism comprise Dodge City's economic profile. Annual cultural events include Dodge City Days, a professional rodeo, and a month-long Christmas festival.
Dodge City had its beginnings at Fort Dodge, built in 1865 to provide a supply post and protection for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail, the main overland route from Missouri to New Mexico. Anticipating the arrival of the Santa Fe Railroad, Dodge City was founded in 1872, and quickly became a magnet for buffalo hunters, traders, soldiers - and the saloons, gambling houses and brothels that catered to them, earning Dodge City its reputation as the "Bibulous Babylon of the Frontier". From the late 1870s to about 1886, Dodge City was the main destination for longhorn cattle drives from Texas to the railroads. In 1885, a quarantine line intended to prevent the spread of splenic fever from the cattle was moved westward, and Dodge City settled down into respectability. In the 20th century, Kansas communities began forming cooperatives to provide electrical and other services to rural areas. The Dodge City Cooperation Exchange, founded in 1914, provides grain storage, fertilizer and a hardware store. Sunflower Electric Corporation established the natural gas-fired Fort Dodge Station in 1968. Today, Dodge City has several working cattle ranches, and meatpackers Cargill Meat Solutions and National Beef are top employers.
Industrial and construction activities in Dodge City have made asbestos exposure a concern over the years. We have identified several jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you were exposed to asbestos in Dodge City, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Dodge City
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Dodge City where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
- Central Telephone & Utility
- Chemical Plant
- Co-Op Fertilizer
- Dodge City Powerhouse
- Farmland Industries Chemical
- Farmland Industries, Inc.
- Foor Engineering Company
- Fort Dodge Plant
- Kansas City Power & Light
- Sunflower Electric, Fort Dodge Station
- Utilicorp United Inc
- Western Power and Gas Company, Inc.
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Dodge City, Kansas
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Kansas, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.