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