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Leadville in Lake County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

John B. “Texas Jack” Omohundro

1846-1880

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 28, 2017
1. John B. "Texas Jack" Omohundro Marker
Inscription.  Born in Virginia, Texas Jack came west after the Civil War at age 16 to become a cowboy. He later made a name for himself as a plainsman and U.S. government scout who led the Pawnee Indians on their summer hunts and was guide for such notables as the Earl of Dunraven.

In 1872, with friend W. F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody, he achieved national fame by starting the first wild west shows in America. (Texas Jack was honored posthumously in 1994 by induction into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame's Hall of Great Western Performers located at Oklahoma City).

Jack and his lovely wife, the celebrated danseuse Mlle. Guiseppina Morlacchi resided in Leadville where on June 28. 1880 he died at age 33. He is buried in Leadville's Evergreen Cemetery.

Erected in loving memory of Texas Jack’s Grand-nephew John Nees, by his wife Edna.
1996

 
Erected 1996 by Edna Nees.
 
Location. 39° 15.785′ N, 106° 17.459′ W. Marker is in Leadville, Colorado, in Lake County. Marker
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 28, 2017
2. John B. "Texas Jack" Omohundro Marker (tall view)
is on North Poplar Street (U.S. 24) north of Sawmill Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the west side the highway, just before entering the town of Leadville from the north or west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leadville CO 80461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Healy House (approx. 0.8 miles away); David May (approx. 1.1 miles away); Temple Israel: A Frontier Synagogue and Museum (approx. 1.2 miles away); Matchless Mine (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hebrew Cemetery: Final Resting Place of Leadville Jews (approx. 1.3 miles away); 10th Mountain Division Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Office of Stratigic Services (O.S.S.) NORSO (Rype Group) Special Force (approx. 6.9 miles away); Norwegian Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leadville.
 
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Also see . . .
1. The Texas Jack Association.
A non-profit organization that commemorates John B. “Texas Jack” Omohundro, cowboy, prairie scout, western hunting guide, Wild West showman, and partner of W. F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and James B. “Wild Bill” Hickok. In his day, Texas Jack was a nationally known figure, however he is largely unknown today because he died at the young age of
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 28, 2017
3. John B. "Texas Jack" Omohundro Marker (wide view)
33. (Submitted on April 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. John B. Omohundro.
His first work in Texas was on a ranch at twenty dollars a month; then he became a hunter for the fort, and later was promoted to scout. At one time he was captured by Indians, and lived among them for two months. During the Civil War he was a scout in the Confederate army, and afterwards became a cowboy and scout. (Submitted on April 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on August 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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