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Near Ten Sleep in Washakie County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Leigh Creek Monument

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
1. Leigh Creek Monument Marker
Inscription. At the rim above Tensleep Canyon is the Leigh Creek Monument, erected in 1889 in memory of English nobleman Gilbert E. Leigh. Leigh, a lifelong big game hunter and outdoor enthusiast, went missing in the fall of 1884 during a hunting expedition. Following his disappearance, men from the local area searched for Leigh; unfortunately, after a week of searching, they found Leigh’s body and discovered that he had fallen 100 feet to his death over the canyon wall while in pursuit of mountain sheep. The monument, erected by well known Sheridan area guide Robert Steward, is laid up of native stone in dry mortar and is approximately ten feet square at the base. It contains a marble slab with an inscription memorializing Leigh who was buried in Stoneleigh, England.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.
 
Location. 44° 5.423′ N, 107° 17.87′ W. Marker is near Ten Sleep, Wyoming, in Washakie County. Marker is on U.S. 16 at milepost 36, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ten Sleep WY 82442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tensleep Canyon (within shouting distance of this marker);
Leigh Creek Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
2. Leigh Creek Monument Marker
Bighorn National Forest (approx. 0.7 miles away); Company 841 (approx. 6.9 miles away); Ten Sleep Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); Site of South Wagon (approx. 10.3 miles away); Spring Creek Raid (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Leigh Creek Monument. The actual stone monument is difficult to access.
 
Also see . . .  Leigh Creek Monument - Geocaching. If you really want to visit the Leigh Creek Monument. (Submitted on September 17, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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