Boy and the Boot.

Boy and the Boot

Field review by the editors.

Salida, Colorado

This particular Boy and the Boot (there are many others in the USA) arrived in town circa 1890. He was set up as the centerpiece of a fountain on the lawn of what was then the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Hospital, possibly as an odd memorial to a locomotive engineer named Charles Hinkle. At some point he was removed, and he wasn't seen again until 1981, when he was discovered in a tunnel beneath the hospital. The Boy was restored and returned to his fountain.

Although the hospital subsequently closed and moved, the Boy has remained, standing outside what is now Salida's city hall.

Also see: Boy and the Boot Round-Up

Boy and the Boot

Address:
448 E. 1st St., Salida, CO
Directions:
On the east lawn of city hall, which is on the north side of E. 1st St. at its intersection with B St.
Hours:
Outdoors Spring-Fall Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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