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Ogallala in Keith County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Samuel David “Lep” Sanders

 
 
Samuel David “Lep” Sanders Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
1. Samuel David “Lep” Sanders Marker
Inscription.  One of the earliest cowboys of the many who rode the long trail north from Texas to Ogallala behind a herd of longhorns. Sanders first arrived here about 1869. He rode for William Paxton during the turbulent open range period of Western Nebraska. He later filed on land on the North Platte River Valley at Cedar Point. He married Mary Kelly, and lived out his life in Keith County. Sculpture created by Dr. Burdett Gansforth, Ogallala dentist and orthodontist, 1955-1985. Presented as Boot Hill monument for Ogallala, August 7, 1965. “Ogallala Lions Club”
 
Erected 1965 by Ogallala Lions Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 41° 7.33′ N, 101° 44.229′ W. Marker is in Ogallala, Nebraska, in Keith County. Marker is at the intersection of West 1st Street (U.S. 30) and West O Street on West 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ogallala NE 69153, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. The Union Pacific (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Mormon Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away); California Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Interstate 80 (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Trail Boss (approx. 0.9 miles away); Highways 26 and 92 (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogallala.
 
Regarding Samuel David “Lep” Sanders. The statue of Samuel David “Lep” Sanders was originally located in Ogallala's Boot Hill Cemetery before it was replace by "The Trail Boss" statue.
 
Additional keywords. cattle trails
 
Samuel David “Lep” Sanders Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
2. Samuel David “Lep” Sanders Statue
The marker is located behind the statue.
Samuel David “Lep” Sanders Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 10, 2011
3. Samuel David “Lep” Sanders Statue
Samuel David “Lep” Sanders Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
4. Samuel David “Lep” Sanders Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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