Monument to Prunes and Shorty the Burros
Died: 1930, 1951
Prunes and Shorty were beloved burros, studies in contrast in life as they now are in death.
Fairplay's memorial to Prunes is a self-supporting stucco wall, into which is cemented a brass plaque, charting Prunes' 60+ years of service to the miners in the area. Also embedded in the wall is his collar, which is protected under glass.
Shorty's memorial is less ostentatious, a tiny pink marble tombstone on the courthouse lawn. Shorty was the town mooch (the exact opposite of industrious Prunes) but he was beloved all the same. In fact his dog pal Bum died of a broken heart after Shorty passed, and was interred alongside him.