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Sundance in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The "Sundance Kid"

 
 
The "Sundance Kid" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 13, 2017
1. The "Sundance Kid" Marker
Inscription.  Harry A. Longabaugh served time in our local jail and did take his name from Sundance, WY. Commissioned by the Sundance Area Chamber of Commerce this statue was created by South Dakota native Edward E. Hlavka.

The full story and other interesting facts aboutSundance are available in our museum.
 
Erected by Sundance Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement.
 
Location. 44° 24.303′ N, 104° 22.739′ W. Marker is in Sundance, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker is at the intersection of E Cleveland St and S 3rd St on E Cleveland St. Marker and statue are located next to the Crook County Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 E Cleveland St, Sundance WY 82729, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sundance Nature Area (approx. half a mile away); Crook County (approx. 2 miles away); Custer Expedition (approx. 2 miles away); Black Hills (approx. 2 miles away); Watching the Heavens and Earth
The "Sundance Kid" Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 13, 2017
2. The "Sundance Kid" Statue and Marker
"Harry Alonzo Longabaugh (1867 – November 7, 1908), better known as the Sundance Kid, was an outlaw and member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch in the American Old West. He likely met Butch Cassidy (real name Robert Leroy Parker) after Parker was released from prison around 1896. Together with the other members of "The Wild Bunch" gang, they performed the longest string of successful train and bank robberies in American history....After pursuing a career in crime for several years in the United States, the pressures of being pursued, notably by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, forced Longabaugh, his girlfriend Etta Place, and Cassidy to leave the United States. The trio fled first to Argentina and then to Bolivia, where Parker and Longabaugh were reportedly killed in a shootout in November 1908." - Wikipedia
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Inyan Kara Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); Rich Colors, Rich Lands (approx. 12 miles away); The Custer Trail (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sundance.
 
Additional keywords. crime, outlaws & renegades
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on January 22, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Photos:   1. submitted on January 21, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.   2. submitted on January 22, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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