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Robert E. Eagan Papers

Identifier: WH1070

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notebooks, photo scrapbook pages, notes, typewritten copies of articles and newspaper clippings relating to Dodge City and western Kansas. Includes photographs of sheriffs, deputies, mayors, workers, editors, merchants, school groups, sports teams, bands, criminals, firemen, families, businesses, the town, churches, trains, locomotives, automobiles, Native Americans, stagecoaches, cattle, cowboys, hide yards, schools, bicycles, drawings, documents and houses. Names include Albert Alonzo Robinson, Stubbs, Milton, Miller, Evans, Straeter, Riney, Kirkpatrick, Imel, Van Riper, Tarbox, Kampf, Dillworth, Hooley, Baird, Dixon, Hanrahan, Leonard, Rath, Johnson, Bond, Qanah Parker, Anthony, Hoover, Sitler, Riney, McCarty, Deger, Webster, Sutton, Wright, Ham Bell, Short, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Bill Hickock, Doc Holliday, Charles Bassett, Beeson, Fisher, Zimmerman, Raymond, Kelley, Frost, Klaine, Bainbridge, Hinkle, Hale, Sughrue, Singer, Straughn, Dora Hand, Thompson, Tilghman, Elden, Lowe, Olive, Nixon, Mather, Ben Hodges, Rhodes, Landis, Ford, Grunke, Locations include Adobe Walls, Long Branch Saloon, and a publicity photo for the television program "Gunsmoke."


  • circa 1864-1967


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Dodge City, Kansas resident. 42-year employee of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. As an avocation, Eagan researched Dodge City and Kansas history through interviews, correspondence, reading, and collecting.


5 Boxes (4 linear feet)

1 photo boxes

1 PhotoEnvelope

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Mrs. R.E. Eagan, 1969.


Scrap book pages formerly "C Photo Album 147."

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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