Englewood


In 1990, this class D-agricultural community had a population of 96. It is located on US 283, three miles north of the state line, about 50 miles south of Dodge City. Founded in 1884, Englewood was touted as the Veritable New Chicago of the Great Southwest. 



By 1886 there were three drug stores, four dry goods/grocery stores, two hotels, two lumberyards, a newspaper and a restaurant. It began to fade in the 1890s. By the mid 1970s Englewood looked like a stereotypical ghost town; its wide main street a two block long line of unoccupied buildings in all stages of repair. Englewood was our Ghost Town of the Month for June 2001, and a much modified version for February, 2008.

Source: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gtusa/usa/ks.htm







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Submitted by: Mike Tracy on 07-21-11

I used to work with an old guy in Dodge City who helped herd cattle to market there when this area was still open range. ...get on your horse and round them up on the ranch, then drive them accross the prairie to town like it was Rawhide. I'm guessing this would have been in the 1930s. Same guy told me about electric winds that would charge the fence wires and windmills and make them glow. He also saw it raining toads from the sky during a thunder storm. He wasn't a fool when I knew him and I doubt he was when this stuff happenend, either. It was just an X-Files kind of place.


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