- Town:AZ Prescott
Year of creation:1907
- Rider(s):Buck O'Neill
(1860 –1898) was an American soldier, sheriff, newspaper editor, miner, politician, gambler and lawyer, mainly in Arizona. His nickname came from his tendency to “buck the tiger” (play contrary to the odds) at faro or other card games. In 1898, together with Alexander Brodie and James McClintock, O’Neill founded the First United States Volunteer Cavalry, later famed as Roosevelt‘s Rough Riders. Through the spring of 1898, as relations worsened between the United States and Spain, the three planned an entire regiment of Arizona cowboys. Eventually, two (later three) troops were authorized, and on May 29, 1898, Buckey became the first man to volunteer for the regiment. On July 1, 1898, Captain O’Neill was killed in combat below Kettle Hill while commanding Troop A of the Rough Riders.
- Sculptor(s):Borglum, Solon Hannibal
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