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Sponsorship

Our Major Sponsors

The following businesses, individuals, and organizations have provided major sponsorship for the project in excess of $3500 in the form of monetary sponsorships or other "in-kind" contributions. Without them the project would not have been successful. A few have provided repeated support. Be sure to thank them for they have contributed greatly to the preservation and promotion of Dodge City's history.
  • Kansas Dept. of Commerce Travel & Tourism Division (grant)
  • Aquila
  • City of Dodge City (grant)
  • Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau (grant)
  • JAG Construction
  • Linda & Mary Spurgeon
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Downtown Dodge, Inc.
  • Mullen Investments
  • The Depot Theater
  • Bill & Karla Miller
  • Jim & Janet Arness
  • Buck & Goldie Taylor
  • Dennis & Gerry Weaver
  • Mr. Reggie Jackson
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Our Patrons

The following businesses, individuals, and organizations have provided sponsorship for the project of up to $3500 in the form of monetary sponsorships or other "in-kind" contributions. As might be expected there are many more at this level of support, but they are no less important! They are the engine which drives this successful project forward and we are grateful for each and every one of them! Give them your thanks and your business for they support preservation of our history and stimulation of our economy!

The Ross Family
Ms. Jody Singer
Marshal Allen Bailey
The Klinginsmith Family
Mr. Jeff Hildebrandt - Westerns Channel
The High Plains Journal
The Robinson Family
Western Plains Medical Complex
Mike & Mindy Burkhart
Casey's Cowtown
"Gunsmoke Obsessions"
Jan & Emmett Prichard
Inga Ojala
Walmart - Dodge City
Mr. Tim Wenzl
Western Beverage
Sturm, Ruger, Inc
Lipsey Firearms
Westlink Communications Flowers by Irene Old West Photo Parlor The Trophy Shop Winans Oil Skaggs Motors Mr. Joe Walker The Eckelman Family Ben & Jan Neier Pat & Karen Hamit Walter & Karla Couch The Boot Hill Museum Legends Printing The Kansas Heritage Center The Ford County Historical Society Rusty Nail Landmark National Bank Kelly Henrichs DDS Out West Kristen Hughes
Ryan Carpenter
Rebein & Bangerter PA Dick & Peg Raney Gibson's Pharmacy Trails West And many, many more!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

 


Donations are currently being sought for the following medallions:

Famed character actor and western "bad man" Morgan Woodward guest starred on more episodes of "Gunsmoke" than anyone else. One of his best known characters was "Lobo" while he is also known as the pre-eminent "bad guy" in "Cool Hand Luke". You can help sponsor Morgan's medallion with your generous donation....

You need not have a PAYPAL account. You may use your Visa, Discover or Mastercard.

Perhaps the best kept secret of *real* Dodge City lawmen, Hamilton Bell dabbled in just about every aspect of Dodge City life throughout his life time. It is high time that "Ham" was honored on the Dodge City Trail of Fame! You can help sponsor Ham Bell's medallion with your generous donation....

You need not have a PAYPAL account. You may use your Visa, Discover or Mastercard.

 

 

Sidewalk Medallions

Placed throughout the trail, the 24-inch brass medallions honor each individual Trail of Fame inductee. The medallions identify each person and are designed and cast to be unique to that individual. Categories included are: lawmen, gunfighters, cattlemen, buffalo hunters, military, early pioneers, women of the west, stage, screen, television and local celebrities. Additional medallions will be placed in historic downtown areas. Placement of the medallions is expected to continue well into the future as Dodge City commemorates it's special western heritage! Sponsorship of the medallions is available to support the Dodge City Trail of Fame. An 8" x 8" sponsorship brick will appear in one corner of the medallion with the legend of your choice and a sponsor identification brick will go to the sponsor. Medallion sponsorship is an ideal way to memorialize someone who is very special to you. A number of memorials are already in place. Contact us for more information.

 

 

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Celebrity Appearance

Each induction ceremony will include a living celebrity when possible, providing additional publicity and interest in the Trail of Fame. We were honored to host Dennis Weaver for our first induction ceremony in 2003. Weaver, who played Chester Goode on TV's Gunsmoke, was the first of many celebrities inducted into the Stage, Screen and Television category. In 2004 we honored Buck Taylor who appeared as Newly O'Brien on “Gunsmoke". In 2005 we hosted the Official "Gunsmoke" 50th Anniversary celebration bringing people from all over the country to Dodge City. We hope to dedicate more "Gunsmoke" medallions in 2010 when we host the 55th Anniversary of the longest running TV western of all time here in Dodge City. Sponsorship of celebrities includes a private reception with the celebrity. Other promotional opportunities are available.

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