the Old West was... characterized in film and Hollywood ...from the illicit and the sinful things that went on in Dodge City, to the fact that there were 17 bars here—but later on, quite a few churches as well. There was always a—a sort of a collision between their finely dressed gambling people... like Bat Masterson who—and others—Doc Holliday, who were dressed well—and they were here as opportunists for the cattlemen, who were not dressed so well and got an awful lot of money because they just came to the end of the road.
Back during the hay day of Gunsmoke, we'd run 65, 70 thousand and, I mean, 165 to 170 thousand, you know... And then '72, we ran 402,000 through the turnstiles here, which was the Centennial Year for Dodge City so it's it's been very important to Dodge City...
Dodge City was the original entertainment center of Kansas. Gaming was part of its thread because that was part of the entertainment process...
They're a Kansas company and I think that's one of the things that pleases us the most out here is that we are all working together in Kansas.
working with Butler National would ensure that these dollars that are raised through this project go in the hands of Kansas people, Kansas corporations, they stay in our communities, they help encourage the growth ....
This video was produced by Motion Media Solutions to help feature Mr. Pickens Mesa Vista Ranch, and was available as a weekend hunt to be auctioned at the dinner in support of Park Cities Quail Unlimited.
The dinner and auction at which Mr. Pickens was honored raised $654, 657 for quail research and preservation.
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Motion Media Solutions and Ross R. Mason worked with the T. Boone Pickens Foundation during 2007-2008 producing nearly 50 video history interviews with individuals who had worked with Mr. Pickens in the oil and gas industry, in his philanthropic endeavors and a number of interviews with Mr. Pickens himself. A series of interviews were conducted at the Mesa Vista Ranch, which also afforded an opportunity to capture great footage of the ranch, its ample facilities for hunting dogs, and interviews with staff regarding operations.
Shortly following the production trip to Mesa Vista Ranch, Motion Media Solutions was asked to produce this video to be shown at the Park Cities Quail fundraising event where Mr. Pickens was to be honored. He offered a weekend hunting trip to the ranch with himself on his personal jet, and when the bidding approached $100,000 by 2 primary bidders, Mr. Pickens called it a tie and offered 2 trips to both bidders, doubling the amount raised for the organization.