Leigh Creek Monument Historical

Leigh Creek Monument Historical (HM1UG1)

Location: Ten Sleep, WY 82442 Washakie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 5.423', W 107° 17.87'

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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.
HM NumberHM1UG1
Placed ByWyoming State Historic Preservation Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] © JAMES YULE  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 316051 N 4884478
Decimal Degrees44.09038333, -107.29783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 5.423', W 107° 17.87'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 5' 25.38" N, 107° 17' 52.2" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-16, Ten Sleep WY 82442, US
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