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Near Lusk in Niobrara County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Mother Featherlegs

 
 
Mother Featherlegs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
1. Mother Featherlegs Marker
Inscription.
Here lies Mother Featherlegs Shepard. So called, as in her ruffled pantalettes she looked like a feather-legged chicken in a high wind. She was a road house ma'am. An outlaw confederate, she was murdered by "Dangerous Dick Davis The Terrapin" in 1879 for a $1500 cache.

 
Erected 1964 by J.M. Griffith and Bod Darrow.
 
Location. 42° 37.571′ N, 104° 31.874′ W. Marker is near Lusk, Wyoming, in Niobrara County. Marker is on Silver Springs Road near U.S. 18, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lusk WY 82225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rawhide Buttes (approx. 5.2 miles away); George Lathrop (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail (approx. 8.8 miles away); Lusk Rest Area (approx. 8.8 miles away); Breaks in the Prairie (approx. 8.8 miles away); Oldest Building in Lusk (approx. 10.2 miles away); Redwood Water Tank (approx. 10.4 miles away); a different marker also named Redwood Water Tank (approx. 10.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lusk.
 
More about this marker. The burial site is about 10 miles south of U.S. Highway
Mother Featherlegs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
2. Mother Featherlegs Marker
18 (20) on Silver Springs Road.
 
Also see . . .  Monument to a Prostitute in Lusk - Legends of America. On the windswept plains of eastern Wyoming stands the only monument to a prostitute known to exist in the United States. Though "Featherlegs,” as she was known, was seemingly well liked by area residents, it is doubtful that the area citizens would have built a monument to her during her heyday. However, she was seemingly perceived to be an "important” part of history along the Cheyenne-Deadwood Stage Road when the monument was erected in 1964. (Submitted on September 30, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Persons
 
Mother Featherlegs Cemetery in the distance image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
3. Mother Featherlegs Cemetery in the distance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on September 30, 2016.
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