Fashioned by a local dentist, O.H. Simpson, this statue is a plaster casting on Marshal Joe Sughrue. The immersing of a live model in the plaster proved almost fatal to Marshal Joe Sughrue, as only a straw to breathe through was used. In the process, the straw was accidentally pinched off, and Sughrue almost suffocated. The actual casting was of the live model, garments and all. The location of this attraction in Dodge City is at the top of Boot Hill and in front of the Old City Hall (now Boot Hill Distillery). The inscription reads "On the ashes of my campfire, this City is built."