John Chisum

The John Chisum Sculpture is featured in the "The Process" section of this website.  There one can see how the Maquette was scaled up to its monumental size.  Here are a few more pictures showing the detail and feel of the sculpture.

John Chisum was a cattle baron in Concho County Texas. Chisum not only ranched but also was buyer of cattle to feed Confederate armies stationed west of the Mississippi River. Born in Tennessee, he came to the Republic of Texas in the 1830s.   After the war, Chisum developed ranches in New Mexico and was a bystander in the Lincoln County Wars of Billy the Kid and other desperados. The finshed monument was  unveiled March 24, 2001 in Pioneer Plaza, Roswell New Mexico.

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