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Cowboy Statue On Boot Hill


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Cowboy Statue On Boot Hill Dodge City's oldest monument (1927), is a tribute to the early day cowboy. Early day pioneer dentist, Dr. O.H. Simpson, sculptured the cowboy statue to commemorate the Dodge City cowboy era and the cattle drive. Simpson used a live model, Joe Sughrue, to form plaster of paris molds for his sculpture. Sughrue was a former cowboy and later a marshal of Dodge City. The inscription reads, "On the ashes of my campfire this city is built."


Address: Front Street & Fifth Street
Phone: 620-227-8188

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