Bucky O'Neill Monument
|Bucky O'Neill Monument|
The Bucky O'Neill Monument, also known as the Rough Rider Monument, was created by Solon Borglum and is an equestrian sculpture of Buckey O'Neill and honors a group of men who gallantly served their country during the Spanish–American War in 1898. It is located at Courthouse Plaza, Prescott, Arizona. It was dedicated on July 3, 1907 and was rededicated on June 6, 1982, and again on July 3, 1998.
The inscription reads:
(Signature lower proper left side of sculpture)
(On relief plaque, back of granite boulder:)
(On plaque, east side of granite boulder:)
ERECTED BY ARIZONA IN HONOR OF THE 1ST. U.S. VOLUNTEER CAVALRY, KNOWN TO HISTORY AS ROOSEVELT'S ROUGH RIDERS, AND IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM O. O'NEILL AND HIS COMRADES WHO DIED WHILE SERVING THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN
(On plaque, front of granite boulder:)
UNVEILED JULY 3RD 1907
(On plaque, west side of granite boulder: names of commissioners)
(On plaque, on granite slab on concrete pad, in front of sculpture:)
SOLON HANNIBAL BORGLUM
AMERICA'S FIRST COWBOY SCULPTOR
THIS FREE-SPIRITED SON OF THE WEST, SENSITIVE TO THE CHANGING ERA IN WHICH HE LIVED, PORTRAYED THE WESTERN EPIC IN MARBLE AND BRONZE. OUR "BUCKY O'NEILL" MONUMENTAL BRONZE IS AMONG HIS GREATEST WORKS, AND IS ACCLAIMED BY THE CRITICS AS ONE OF THE FINEST EQUESTRIAN MONUMENTS IN THE WORLD.
PLAQUE DEDICATED JUNE 6, 1982, PRESCOTT COMMUNITY ART TRUST
- "Rough Rider Sculpture on Courthouse Plaza". The Prescott Journal-Miner. July 1, 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04.
- "Captain William "Bucky" O'Neill Memorial, (sculpture)". SIRIS
- "Buckey O'Neill: A Rough Rider Cut Down In His Prime", NPR, July 28, 2011
- "The Captain O'Neill Rough Rider Monument", Sharlot Hall Museum
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