‘Gunsmoke’ stars return to Dodge City

Burt Reynolds, Buck Taylor, Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr_220636

DODGE CITY, Kan. – Several of the stars of the hit TV western “Gunsmoke” returned to Dodge City Saturday.

Burt Reynolds, Jess Walton, Buck Taylor and Bruce Boxleitner showed up to greet fans of the popular show that ran from 1955 to 1975 during Dodge City’s Wild West Fest.

Taylor said it’s been nearly 40 years since he’s seen some of his co-stars from the classic show

Prior to the reunion, Taylor said, “We’re trying to encourage tourism to come here and see the legendary town of the West, which is Dodge City.”

The event is the first of its kind in Dodge City.

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