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Shep Memorial in Fort Benton, Montana
by Bob Scriver (click name for more of that artist's work)

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In August 1936 a casket containing a sheepherder's body was loaded on a baggage car headed East for burial. A dog, of collie strain, watched with anxious eyes. He was to be there to meet every train year after year.

Conductor Ed Shields by 1939 pieced the dog's story together, linking Shep with the body shipped that August day. With the real story known, Shep became famous. Many, many well-intentioned offers to adopt himwere gently declined; friends knew Shep's sole aim was to keep vigil. Shep died January 12, 1942, slipping on the tracks before an incoming train. His passing was mourned by all who knew his story. He was laid to rest atop the bluff above the depot; his funeral was attended by hundreds. Reverend Ralph Underwood took as his theme Senator George Graham Vest's "Eulogy on the Dog," a tribute to a dog's faithfulness to his master which Shep so fully exemplified.

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More Info

Medium: Bronze
Artist:
Bob Scriver (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: Animals
Location: Montana, Fort Benton

Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number MT000078 (dcMem ID #6604 )

Links & other sources
Fort Benton community website
Wikipedia on Fort Benton, MT
Visit MT on Bob Scriver
Blackfeet Nation Store website on Scriver

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