Ed Lemmon, the first Boss Cowman
Since the early 1970s, Lemmon, South Dakota has chosen one rancher to recognize as their Boss Cowman for the year. This year’s honorees were Sid and Mert Colville. On July 9, local artist John Lopez revealed a new sculpture of the original boss cowman, elite cattleman and town father, Ed Lemmon. The sculpture and a painted mural of Lemmon trailing longhorn cattle are the features in a new town square that will also recognize all past Boss Cowmen with plaques. Community members may purchase bricks to honor any individual they choose.
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Nebraska’s Big Rodeo put Burwell on the map, and now in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.