Cowboy Statue

Spruce & 4th Avenue, Dodge City, KS 67801
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Fashioned by a local dentist, O.H. Simpson, this statue is a plaster casting on lawman Joe Sughrue. The immersing of a live model in the plaster proved almost fatal to 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. The inscription reads "On the ashes of my campfire, this City is built."

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