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Forgan in Beaver County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hank the Cowdog

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 29, 2018
1. Hank the Cowdog Marker
Inscription.  

Tales of bravery, mischief and morals make up the popular children's book series

"Hank the Cowdog"

What you may not know is that the lively main character in these books was inspired by a real cowdog named Hank who lived and worked on the Y Ranch of rural Forgan. Among his co-workers, Hank worked for a time alongside a ranch hand, now a well known author, by the name of

John R. Erickson

whose talent and imagination continue to bring these stories to life. Like his namesake, the original Hank was in charge of ranch security, got into his share of trouble and was a loyal friend.

The original Hank the cowdog was a working ranch dog and beloved pet of longtime rural Forgan residents Mark and Billie Mayo.

This monument is dedicated in loving memory of Debbie Hodges
1956-1978

Buddy Sams of Alva Monument

"Don't take noth'n fer granite ....."
Hank the Cowdog

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 36° 54.4′ 

Hank the Cowdog Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 29, 2018
2. Hank the Cowdog Marker
N, 100° 32.25′ W. Marker is in Forgan, Oklahoma, in Beaver County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forgan OK 73938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In This Vicinity Coronado Passed 1541 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hodges Site (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Official Website of Hank the Cowdog. (Submitted on December 14, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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