I see you are interested in the history of Trail City. I am president of the Dodge City Trail of Fame in Dodge City and we, too, have a strong interest in preserving that history, especially as it relates to “Print” Olive who is interred in Maple Grove cemetery.
Today I happened to meet Mr. Vic Fisher who apparently owns the land the city occupies. In talking with him we discovered that he would like to see the site/history preserved as well.
I will be contacting the Kansas State Historical Society (whom we have worked with in the past) in an effort to find a way to curate and preserve the site and its history. I would be very interested in any information you might have including pictures, drawings, legal property descriptions…etc. I believe we can also bring the Wichita State Anthropology department on board at some point to do excavation and preservation. State and Federal funds are often available for well documented and prepared projects like this.
I am a retired meteorologist living in Dodge City and my wife, Carolyn, is an archaeologist.
Please feel free to contact us at your convenience and lets see what we can come up with.
Jim & Carolyn Johnson
Dodge City Trail of Fame, Inc.
P.O. Box 1243
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-408-6877 (my personal cell)