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The Great Bullfight of 1884

By Michael King

The Wild West podcast proudly presents The Great Bullfight of 1884. This unique American celebration took place in Dodge City, Kansas on July 4, 1884. The story written and produced by Mike King relays the facts behind the first Spanish bullfight, ever held on American soil. Hundreds of visitors came from the East to witness a fight between man and beast. The town on this magical day was crowded with sightseers from all over the West. Narrator Brad Smalley describes the scene at the Dodge City fairgrounds where men and women are crowded about the stands. The bullfighters from Mexico provided a most explicit display of bravery entering the arena accompanied by citizens in joyous in laughter all drinking and enjoying the sport of bullfighting. This is a time when once again Dodge City excelled in all of her notorieties as holding an event, long to be remembered in this country.

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