A Moving Story
The "Earie" Tale of Jules Beni
History remembers Jules Beni as a disreputable character. The stage line fired him after accusing him of theft and other illegal activities. He fought several gun battles with Joseph A. "Jack" Slade, a supervisor with the stage line. Slade eventually killed Beni and allegedly cut off his ears - nailing one to a fence post and using the other as a watch fob. Slade was later lynched for "disturbing the peace."
The unsavory reputation surrounding Julesburg and its namesake prompted an unsuccessful attempt to rename the town "Overland City."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 56.329′ N, 102° 21.704′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Julesburg in Ashes (here, next to this marker); Neither Rain Nor Sleet (here, next to this marker); Old Julesburg (here, next to this marker); Overland City (here, next to this marker); Fort Sedgwick, Colorado Territory (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hard Duty on the Plains (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Campsites and River Crossings (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sugar Town (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Julesburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 780 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.