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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."


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Fort Dodge Cemetery

Both civilians and soldiers were buried in the military cemetery. The saying then was "the rich are buried at the Fort and the cowhands and poor are buried on Boot Hill or gone to "hell." Friends and family buried Marshal Ed Masterson, Bat's brother, at Fort Dodge in 1878

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Fort Dodge was established April 10, 1865 by Captain Henry Pierce, 11th Kansas Cavalry, by order of Major General Grenville M. Dodge, commanding the department. Although there is some doubt, the post was probably named for Colonel Henry Dodge, 1st U. S. Dragoons.

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Cowboy Statue On Boot Hill

Dodge City's oldest monument (1927)

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