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Boaz in Richland County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Richard M. Brewer

 
 
Richard M. Brewer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
1. Richard M. Brewer Marker
Inscription. One of the most colorful incidents in the violent history of the American West during the late 1800s, the Lincoln County War in New Mexico involved a Boaz man named Richard M. Brewer. Born February 19, 1850, "Dick" Brewer came to Richland County with his family in 1854, then like thousands of other Wisconsinites he left to seek his fortune even farther west. By 1870, he was a rancher in New Mexico, where he also worked as foreman on John H. Tunstall's ranch. The murder of Tunstall on February 18, 1878, by rival cattlemen launched the Lincoln County War. Brewer, loyal to Tunstall, led a group called the Regulators to arrest Tunstall's murderers. Among the Regulators deputized by Brewer was his friend, William Bonney, who became better known as Billy the Kid. Brewer lost his life in a shoot-out on April 4, 1878, and he became a legend both in Boaz and New Mexico.

Erected 1993

 
Erected 1993 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 315.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 20.055′ N, 90° 31.568′ W. Marker is in Boaz, Wisconsin, in Richland County. Marker is on County Highway
Richard M. Brewer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
2. Richard M. Brewer Marker
E (State Highway 171) north of Park Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Boaz Community Park, north of the Boaz Community Building parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17010 State Highway 171, Richland Center WI 53581, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ocooch Mountains (a few steps from this marker); Rural Electrification (approx. 1.3 miles away); Boaz Mastodon (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wisconsin Purple Heart Memorial Highway (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ada James (approx. 6.9 miles away); Birthplace of GTE (approx. 6.9 miles away); Krouskop Park (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Little Rock (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boaz.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richard Brewer. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 19, 2011.) 

2. Richard M. Brewer. Find A Grave memorial. (Submitted on June 19, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Boaz Community Building Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
3. Boaz Community Building Sign
[located in Boaz Community Park]
Two historical markers can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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