Doc Holliday.

Play Poker with Doc Holliday

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Dodge City, Kansas

Doc Holliday (of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame) was a town marshall and dentist in Dodge City's Wild West heyday -- it's where he got his nicknamed "Doc" -- who had a reputation for gambling and shooting people. In April 2015 the town erected an outdoor life-size bronze statue of Doc sitting at a poker table with cards, money, and booze. Empty seats encourage visitors, but Doc is reaching for his six-shooter, apparently unhappy with the person on the other side of the table. His steely-eyed stare, rendered in bronze, is likely the last thing the other poker payer will ever see.

The statue was sculpted by Janet Zoble, who also created a bronze Wyatt Earp on the next block. Earp and Holliday became pals when Holliday prevented some angry cowboys from killing Earp in a Dodge City saloon.

Play Poker with Doc Holliday

400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd, Dodge City, KS
Downtown, on the north side of W. Wyatt Earp Blvd at its intersection with 4th Ave. There's a parking lot behind the statue that can be reached from either 3rd or 5th Aves.
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Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame, Dodge City, KS - < 1 mi.

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