Friday, July 22, 2011
Dr. Thomas L. McCarty, Dodge City Kansas.
This photograph shows an exterior view of the Drug Store on the northwest corner of 2nd and Front Street in Dodge City, Kansas. Several men are seen posing for the photograph in front of the store, and a boy is partially visible behind the post on the left. The man on the right of the group is Dr. T. L. McCarty, identified as the first doctor in Dodge City. Date: Between 1875 and 1885.
This photograph show interior views of the City Drug Store located on the northwest corner of Front and 2nd Avenue in Dodge City, Kansas. The first photograph shows Dr. Walter F. Pine, Dr. T. L. McCarty, and Dr. C. A. Milton standing in the store with various items on display on the shelves in the background. The second photograph shows several employees and customers in the store. The people pictured are (from left to right): Druggist Mervin, Mrs. J. H. Phillips, an unidentified lady, Dr. Walter F. Pine, Dr. Claude E. McCarty, Dr. T. L. McCarty, and Lutie Welch. Date: 1887
Update September 21, 2012.
The following information is given by Kirsten Anderson.
I happened across your blog today, and want to thank you for your page about my ancestor, TL McCarty. TL was my great-great grandfather. My sisters and brother and I have very few historical records because my grandmother donated them to the Kansas Historical Society, but I do have some information that you might find useful. I did spot one error
in your story. T.L. (also his son, C.E.) were graduates of Rush College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. T.L.'s given name was Thomas and his wife's name was Sallie.
I'm not sure if you find it interesting, but when Claude was a young boy, he was a great fan of that new sport of bicycling. TL purchased some property to have a bicycle track leveled so Dodge City kids could get exercise and compete in bicycle races. That track became a race car track, however I don't know if it still exists. I understand a roller skating rink was also built by T.L. (again, so the folks in Dodge could get healthy exercise), but it burned down (as did the hospital that he founded.)