Buffalo in Johnson County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Nate Champion's Diary
I wish there was someone here with me so we could watch all sides at once. They may fool around until I get a good shot before they leave.
Well, they have just got through shelling the house like hail. I heard them splitting wood. I guess they are going to fire the house to-night. I think I will make a break when Night comes, if alive. Shooting again. I think they will fire the house this time. It's not night yet. The house is all fired. Goodbye, boys, if I never see you again. -- Nathan D. Champion
Location. 44° 20.885′ N, 106° 41.982′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, Wyoming, in Johnson County. Marker is on Fort Street near Adams Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 Fort Street, Buffalo WY 82834, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nate Champion's Last Run (a few steps from this marker); Homesteading and the Jenkins Family (a few steps from this marker); Johnson County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder River Country (within shouting distance of this marker); Occidental Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Living on the Edge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Big Horn Mountains (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
More about this marker. This marker is located in front of the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum next to The Nate Champion's Last Run statue.
Also see . . . Nate Champion - Wikipedia. Nathan D. Champion (September 29, 1857 – April 9, 1892) — known as Nate Champion — was a key figure in the Johnson County War of April 1892. Falsely accused by a wealthy Wyoming cattlemen's association of being a rustler, Champion was the first person murdered by a band of hit men hired by the cattlemen. In reality, Champion was simply a small rancher who stood up against the big cattlemen's practice of claiming all unbranded young cattle on the range. (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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