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Our community of Fort Dodge is blessed with a dynamic history, a vibrant culture, rich traditions, and interesting nostalgia. This website makes information on historic Fort Dodge readily available and encourages people of all ages to learn, embrace and enjoy the robust history, abounding culture, and fond memories of our community.

Christmas Card photo downtown 1946 Ryan
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Fort Dodge Community Foundation

​24 North 9th Street Suite B

Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

(515) 573-3179

Did you know that a Fort Dodge boy, Bill Tilghman, became the chief law enforcement officer of the famous cowboy town of Dodge City, Kansas, and was known as one of our nation’s greatest sheriffs, even greater than Wyatt Earp?


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