Exhibit Highlights Motorcycle Racing In Dodge City

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
Dodge City has a storied place in American history as a 19th century frontier town and a stop on the old Great Western Cattle Trail.

**FILE** In this June 21, 2008 file photo, a woman rides her Harley Davidson during the "Hamburg Harley Days 2008," in Hamburg, Germany. Harley-Davidson Inc. said Wednesday, July 16, 2008, its second-quarter profit fell sharply as a weak economy, record-high gas prices and lower consumer confidence continued to hobble the iconic motorcycle maker's shipments and sales. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Dodge City has a storied place in
American history as a 19th century frontier town and a stop on the
old Great Western Cattle Trail.

But Dodge was also a center of motorcycle racing in the early
20th century, and the city will celebrate that story in May with an
exhibit and series of programs at the Carnegie Center for the Arts.

The Dodge City Daily Globe reports (http://bit.ly/I6al5a ) that
Carnegie director Summer Bates came up with the project after
talking to local officials.

From 1914 to 1916, Dodge City was home of The Dodge City 300,
considered the ``race of the year'' by motorcycle enthusiasts. The
sport remained popular for decades afterward.

Items on display will include a several vintage motorcycles,
including a 1929 Harley.


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