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George Merrit Hoover
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1847
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jul. 16, 1914
Dodge City
Ford County
Kansas, USA

George M. Hoover established the first business in Dodge City, Kansas. The commander of Fort Dodge, being weary of his patrol always being drunk, ordered all saloons to vacate the fort. This included a five-mile radius of government property around the fort. Tying a rag on the spoke of his wagon wheel, Hoover and his partner John McDonald measured off five miles West on the Santa Fe trail, dropped their wagon gate, built a bar of sod supports topped with a plank, and opened for business on 8AM June 17, 1872, serving whiskey for 25 cents ($20.00 current value) a ladle full. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margarett S. Carnahan Hoover (1852 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Grove Cemetery
Dodge City
Ford County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Allen Bailey: Dodge City...
Record added: Aug 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7754624
George Merrit Hoover
Added by: Allen Bailey: Dodge City Marshal
 
George Merrit Hoover
Added by: Allen Bailey: Dodge City Marshal
 
George Merrit Hoover
Added by: Allen Bailey: Dodge City Marshal
 
 
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