Kaycee in Johnson County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Chris Lee LeDoux
The boot print in the concrete entering the park are from Chris' boots. They were placed there to welcome all to a good place to reflect and relax, "Enjoy the ride."
Born in Biloxi, MS on October 2, 1948, the son of an Air Force pilot, Chris traveled through many areas of the country and overseas. He developed an early passion for the west, horses and rodeo. Whether spending the summer in Michigan at his grandfather's farm or with his family in Austin, TX and later Cheyenne, WY, Chris was dreaming of gold buckles and riding every chance he could. His hard work and determination proved their worth at the age of 16 when he became the 1964 Little Britches World Champion Bareback Rider. After graduating high school from Cheyenne Central in 1967 and winning the HS State bareback championship that same year, Chris made a commitment to the sport and won the 1969 Intercollegiate Championship at Sheridan College. At the same time, he was discovering a new passion as well. Songwriting allowed Chris the ability to tell stories about the rodeo lifestyle he loved and to share them with his friends. He recorded his first album of rodeo songs in 1971 and with his parents; help, created an independent record label, American Cowboy Songs. By 1972 he had met his one true love. Chris
1964 Little Britches World Champion Bareback Rider
1967 Wyoming High School State Champion Bareback Rider
1969 Intercollegiate Champion Bareback Rider
1976 World Champion Bareback Rider
5 Time National Finals Rodeo Qualifier
Inducted Into Wyoming Sports Hall of Fame 2002
Inducted Into Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2003
Inducted Into Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2005
National Cowboy Museum's Rodeo Hall of Fame 2006
Over 6 Million Records Sold
3 Gold Records & 1 Platinum Record
ACM Pioneer Award 2005
CMA Award of Merit 2005
Texas Trail of Fame 2007
Award Winning Sculptor
Location. 43° 42.61′ N, 106° 38.334′ W. Marker is in Kaycee, Wyoming, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of Nolan Avenue and 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Nolan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Nolan Avenue, Kaycee WY 82639, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nate Champion and Nick Rae (approx. Ό mile away); Powder River Country (approx. Ranching on the Powder River (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dull Knife Battle (approx. 0.6 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker and statue is located in Chris LeDoux Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.