Boss Cowman Square is a declaration of finding our identity. It is designed in a way for everyone in our community to have a fingerprint in one place. Most importantly, it is an avenue to honor our heroes who have thrived in ranching and agriculture.
This park specifically immortalizes the legendary Ed Lemmon who has been described to epitomize the rough - and - ready spirit that built today’s cowboy culture. As the founder of the city of Lemmon, this man has put us on our feet to always strive towards excellence, growth and development, success in our endeavors and meaningful accomplishments.
John Lopez, a native of Lemmon, created the statue primarily using scrap iron donated by local friends and neighbors. The portrait of Ed Lemmon is cast in bronze making this monument a Hybrid Metal Sculpture. It took him about six months to create. You can watch out for the revolver and jack knife donated in honor of Alvin Jacobs (a cowboy that inspired John). There are other personal items hidden within the sculpture which are the fingerprints of the community members. Bus tours are welcome at Boss Cowman Square and the Kokomo Gallery next door to the square.