Buffalo in Johnson County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Nate Champion's Last Run
Nate Champion momentarily checked, and ultimately caused to fail, the Invasion of Johnson County. In doing so he saved countless lives.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is April 9, 1892.
Location. 44° 20.885′ N, 106° 41.99′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, Wyoming, in Johnson County. Marker is on Fort Street near Adams Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 Fort Street, Buffalo WY 82834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nate Champion's Diary (a few steps from this marker); Homesteading and the Jenkins Family (a few steps from this marker); Johnson County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder River Country (within shouting distance of this marker); Occidental Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Johnson County (about 600 feet away); Crazy Woman Story (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
More about this marker. This marker and statue is located in front of the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum.
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1. The Johnson County War: 1892 Invasion of Northern Wyoming - WyoHistory. The invaders (as they came to be known) included some of the most powerful cattlemen in Wyoming, their top employees and 23 hired guns. The invasion resulted from long‑standing disputes between these cattle barons, who owned herds numbering in the thousands, and small operators, most running just enough cattle to support their families. The (Submitted on December 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Johnson County War - Wyoming Tales and Trails. Controversies relating to roundups and the intermixing of different herds were, of course, nothing new. As an example, Nate Champion, himself, had been involved in disputes with Mike Shonsey, foreman of Western Union Beef Company's E K outfit. The dispute arose when Champion's cattle were mixed in with E K cattle. Shonsey promised to separate the two brands. He did so by scattering Champion's cattle over broad distances on the range. David Robb "Bob" Tisdale, a participant in the attack on the K C, took some of Champion's calves. Champion and his men, in retaliation, returned the compliment. (Submitted on December 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
1. Thank You
Great job on this page for my gg uncle Nate, he would appreciate it.
— Submitted August 16, 2018, by Dale Champion of Redondo Beach, California.
Additional keywords. Johnson County War
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,464 times since then and 498 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2018, by Dale Champion of Redondo Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.