March 27, 2012

Soapy Smith bronze statue.

Fantasy conception of Soapy Smith bronze

On a number of old west blogs and forums there are stories regarding several brand new statues being erected throughout the United States which include Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and Pat Garrett.

It got me thinking. Skagway, Alaska has several memorial statues and plaques, including the location where the Shootout on Juneau Wharf took place. Skagway needs a statue of it's most famous citizen, "Soapy" Smith. The restoration of Soapy's saloon is scheduled to be completed in 2013, which is time for a plan to come together so that they can coincide with one another.

What do you think? Can this be accomplished? What I need to do right now is talk with some of these people who have completed such a project, to see what it entails. I need ideas, suggestions, anyone?

1891: Soapy’s mock auction house opens in Denver (surely one of numerous).


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