Of course you're taking Dodge City numbers OVER A TEN YEAR PERIOD and comparing them to annual rates in Chicago.
From the link:
For instance, the adult residents of Dodge City faced a homicide rate of at least 165 per 100,000 adults per year, not sure where you get the the impression I used ten year data.
And, pertinent to the conversation, you're not distinguishing between people beaten to death while drunk or stabbed to death, etc. as opposed to those killed using openly carried firearms.
You're right, I used murder rates as a proxy for violence as it seemed to be the gist of the thread.
Didn't you're post encourage to cherry pick " Modern day Chicago is WILDLY more violent than anyplace in the frontier west.", I did a very quick search and found an article that listed multiple cities well over the rate of Chicago, not only does it appear that Chicago is not "WILDLY more violent", but actually the opposite is true.
Unless of course I take your premise that "OVER A TEN YEAR PERIOD" will not lower the numbers for a city. I could in fact use stats for the last ten years of Chicago instead of just one, and get a more dramatic difference if you think that'd help make your point.