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Painter-sculptor raised sheep in county

Remington High School near Whitewater in Butler County might claim the name, but Marion County can claim the man. Frederic Remington operated a sheep ranch in Marion County.

In 1883, the wool trade was booming, and a friend convinced Remington to try his hand at sheep farming. He bought two quarter-sections of land south of Peabody but sold them the next year after the attempt failed.

Remington later became a famous painter and sculptor, especially of western scenes and horses.

One of his most famous sculptures was a casting of “The Bronco Buster.” A copy stands in the Oval Office at the White House as well as at Remington High School.

Last modified Feb. 21, 2019