John B. "Texas Jack" Omohundro

John B. "Texas Jack" Omohundro (HM27AO)

Location: Leadville, CO 80461 Lake County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 15.785', W 106° 17.459'

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Born in Virginia, Texas Jack came west after the Civil War at age 16 to become a cowboy. He later made a name for himself as a plainsman and U.S. government scout who led the Pawnee Indians on their summer hunts and was guide for such notables as the Earl of Dunraven.

In 1872, with friend W. F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody, he achieved national fame by starting the first wild west shows in America.
(Texas Jack was honored posthumously in 1994 by induction into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame's Hall of Great Western Performers located at Oklahoma City).

Jack and his lovely wife, the celebrated danseuse Mlle. Guiseppina Morlacchi resided in Leadville where on June 28. 1880 he died at age 33. He is buried in Leadville's Evergreen Cemetery.

Erected in loving memory of Texas Jack's Grand-nephew John Nees, by his wife Edna.
HM NumberHM27AO
Year Placed1996
Placed ByEdna Nees
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 388624 N 4346766
Decimal Degrees39.26308333, -106.29098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.785', W 106° 17.459'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 47.1" N, 106° 17' 27.54" W
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Area Code(s)719, 970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2504 N Poplar St, Leadville CO 80461, US
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