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Good Ride Cowboy!

Gayle Smith

Although he passed away five years ago, the memory of Chris LeDoux lives on in the hearts of the people who loved his music, loved rodeo, and knew the man. Now, future generations will be able to know who Chris LeDoux was through a larger than life bronze sculpture, dedicated recently in the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park in Kaycee, WY.

The population of the small community grew ten-fold on the day of the dedication, as more than 2,500 people came from all over the country to see the statue unveiled to the public for the first time. The park, which is located in the central part of the small town, was built by The Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation. The 3,500-pound statue titled “Good Ride Cowboy,” which was created by Buffalo Artist D. Michael Thomas, serves as the centerpiece of the park.

Chris and Peggy LeDoux had purchased the lots that are now the home of the memorial park, several years ago, after a 2002 flood destroyed a tack shop that was once located on the lots. The LeDoux family recently donated the land to the Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation to build the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park.

“We wanted to build (a memorial here in Kaycee) because this was Chris’s home,” said Pam Kinchen, who was one of the organizers of the foundation. “The LeDoux family was involved in this project every step of the way. Everyone else stepped up to the plate, too, because it was a wonderful thing to do. He was a very well-respected man,” she said. “It is a beautiful park and a wonderful thing for this community. It is honoring a great guy. Chris was an integral part of the community.”

Although he passed away five years ago, the memory of Chris LeDoux lives on in the hearts of the people who loved his music, loved rodeo, and knew the man. Now, future generations will be able to know who Chris LeDoux was through a larger than life bronze sculpture, dedicated recently in the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park in Kaycee, WY.

The population of the small community grew ten-fold on the day of the dedication, as more than 2,500 people came from all over the country to see the statue unveiled to the public for the first time. The park, which is located in the central part of the small town, was built by The Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation. The 3,500-pound statue titled “Good Ride Cowboy,” which was created by Buffalo Artist D. Michael Thomas, serves as the centerpiece of the park.

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Chris and Peggy LeDoux had purchased the lots that are now the home of the memorial park, several years ago, after a 2002 flood destroyed a tack shop that was once located on the lots. The LeDoux family recently donated the land to the Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation to build the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park.

“We wanted to build (a memorial here in Kaycee) because this was Chris’s home,” said Pam Kinchen, who was one of the organizers of the foundation. “The LeDoux family was involved in this project every step of the way. Everyone else stepped up to the plate, too, because it was a wonderful thing to do. He was a very well-respected man,” she said. “It is a beautiful park and a wonderful thing for this community. It is honoring a great guy. Chris was an integral part of the community.”

Although he passed away five years ago, the memory of Chris LeDoux lives on in the hearts of the people who loved his music, loved rodeo, and knew the man. Now, future generations will be able to know who Chris LeDoux was through a larger than life bronze sculpture, dedicated recently in the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park in Kaycee, WY.

The population of the small community grew ten-fold on the day of the dedication, as more than 2,500 people came from all over the country to see the statue unveiled to the public for the first time. The park, which is located in the central part of the small town, was built by The Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation. The 3,500-pound statue titled “Good Ride Cowboy,” which was created by Buffalo Artist D. Michael Thomas, serves as the centerpiece of the park.

Chris and Peggy LeDoux had purchased the lots that are now the home of the memorial park, several years ago, after a 2002 flood destroyed a tack shop that was once located on the lots. The LeDoux family recently donated the land to the Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation to build the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park.

“We wanted to build (a memorial here in Kaycee) because this was Chris’s home,” said Pam Kinchen, who was one of the organizers of the foundation. “The LeDoux family was involved in this project every step of the way. Everyone else stepped up to the plate, too, because it was a wonderful thing to do. He was a very well-respected man,” she said. “It is a beautiful park and a wonderful thing for this community. It is honoring a great guy. Chris was an integral part of the community.”

Although he passed away five years ago, the memory of Chris LeDoux lives on in the hearts of the people who loved his music, loved rodeo, and knew the man. Now, future generations will be able to know who Chris LeDoux was through a larger than life bronze sculpture, dedicated recently in the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park in Kaycee, WY.

The population of the small community grew ten-fold on the day of the dedication, as more than 2,500 people came from all over the country to see the statue unveiled to the public for the first time. The park, which is located in the central part of the small town, was built by The Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation. The 3,500-pound statue titled “Good Ride Cowboy,” which was created by Buffalo Artist D. Michael Thomas, serves as the centerpiece of the park.

Chris and Peggy LeDoux had purchased the lots that are now the home of the memorial park, several years ago, after a 2002 flood destroyed a tack shop that was once located on the lots. The LeDoux family recently donated the land to the Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation to build the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park.

“We wanted to build (a memorial here in Kaycee) because this was Chris’s home,” said Pam Kinchen, who was one of the organizers of the foundation. “The LeDoux family was involved in this project every step of the way. Everyone else stepped up to the plate, too, because it was a wonderful thing to do. He was a very well-respected man,” she said. “It is a beautiful park and a wonderful thing for this community. It is honoring a great guy. Chris was an integral part of the community.”

Although he passed away five years ago, the memory of Chris LeDoux lives on in the hearts of the people who loved his music, loved rodeo, and knew the man. Now, future generations will be able to know who Chris LeDoux was through a larger than life bronze sculpture, dedicated recently in the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park in Kaycee, WY.

The population of the small community grew ten-fold on the day of the dedication, as more than 2,500 people came from all over the country to see the statue unveiled to the public for the first time. The park, which is located in the central part of the small town, was built by The Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation. The 3,500-pound statue titled “Good Ride Cowboy,” which was created by Buffalo Artist D. Michael Thomas, serves as the centerpiece of the park.

Chris and Peggy LeDoux had purchased the lots that are now the home of the memorial park, several years ago, after a 2002 flood destroyed a tack shop that was once located on the lots. The LeDoux family recently donated the land to the Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation to build the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park.

“We wanted to build (a memorial here in Kaycee) because this was Chris’s home,” said Pam Kinchen, who was one of the organizers of the foundation. “The LeDoux family was involved in this project every step of the way. Everyone else stepped up to the plate, too, because it was a wonderful thing to do. He was a very well-respected man,” she said. “It is a beautiful park and a wonderful thing for this community. It is honoring a great guy. Chris was an integral part of the community.”

Although he passed away five years ago, the memory of Chris LeDoux lives on in the hearts of the people who loved his music, loved rodeo, and knew the man. Now, future generations will be able to know who Chris LeDoux was through a larger than life bronze sculpture, dedicated recently in the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park in Kaycee, WY.

The population of the small community grew ten-fold on the day of the dedication, as more than 2,500 people came from all over the country to see the statue unveiled to the public for the first time. The park, which is located in the central part of the small town, was built by The Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation. The 3,500-pound statue titled “Good Ride Cowboy,” which was created by Buffalo Artist D. Michael Thomas, serves as the centerpiece of the park.

Chris and Peggy LeDoux had purchased the lots that are now the home of the memorial park, several years ago, after a 2002 flood destroyed a tack shop that was once located on the lots. The LeDoux family recently donated the land to the Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation to build the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park.

“We wanted to build (a memorial here in Kaycee) because this was Chris’s home,” said Pam Kinchen, who was one of the organizers of the foundation. “The LeDoux family was involved in this project every step of the way. Everyone else stepped up to the plate, too, because it was a wonderful thing to do. He was a very well-respected man,” she said. “It is a beautiful park and a wonderful thing for this community. It is honoring a great guy. Chris was an integral part of the community.”

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