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Buffalo in Johnson County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Living on the Edge

Sculptor: D. Michael Thomas

 
 
Living on the Edge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2009
1. Living on the Edge Marker
Inscription. An independent cowboy, or small rancher, brands a calf on the open range. Surprised at his work, he turns to see a rider from a large cattle outfit galloping threateningly toward him.

Small ranchers, like this cowboy, rode south from Buffalo on the morning of April 11, 1892, to confront “the invaders” at the Ta Ranch. Sheriff Red Angus, citizens of Buffalo, and small ranchers laid siege to the gunmen. Three days later, troops from Fort McKinney, near Buffalo, arrived on the scene. The invaders surrendered and were escorted to the fort, then sent to Cheyenne, They were never brought to trial.
A gift from First National Bank of Buffalo to the Citizens of Johnston County
 
Erected 1994 by First National Bank of Buffalo.
 
Location. 44° 20.705′ N, 106° 41.907′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, Wyoming, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Business Interstate 25) and West Angus Street on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 South Main Street, Buffalo WY 82834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Occidental Hotel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson County Courthouse

Living on the Edge Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2009
2. Living on the Edge Sculpture
The marker is in front of this portion of the sculpture.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Homesteading and the Jenkins Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nate Champion's Diary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nate Champion's Last Run (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powder River Country (approx. mile away); Big Horn Mountains (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Also see . . .  Johnson County War - Wikipedia. The Standoff at the TA Ranch was only one part of the Johnson County War. (Submitted on January 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Johnson County War
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers
 
Living on the Edge Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2009
3. Living on the Edge Sculpture
This portion of the sculpture is on the other side of the driveway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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