A Moving Story
The "Earie" Tale of Jules Beni
History remembers Jules Beni as a disreputable character. The stage line fired him after accusing him of theft and other illegal activities. He fought several gun battles with Joseph A. "Jack" Slade, a supervisor with the stage line. Slade eventually killed Beni and allegedly cut off his ears - nailing one to a fence post and using the other as a watch fob. Slade was later lynched for "disturbing the peace."
The unsavory reputation surrounding Julesburg and its namesake prompted an unsuccessful attempt to rename the town "Overland City."
Location. 40° 56.329′ N, 102° 21.704′ W. Marker is in Julesburg, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on County Route 28 6 miles west of U.S. 385, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Julesburg CO 80737, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overland City (here, next
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