Old Shep - Fort Benton, MT
In the summer of 1936, a sheep herder fell ill and headed to Ft. Benton for treatment. His dog, Shep, came along. When the herder died a few days later, his body was crated up and sent back east to relatives. Shep followed the box to the
Ft. Benton train depot, and watched nervously as his master was put on board and taken away. For the next five and a half years, Shep maintained a vigil at the station, greeting the four trains that arrived each day, waiting for his master to return. The statue of “Shep” can be found in a city park, approximately 50 feet north of the Missouri river and 200 feet east of the Grand Union Hotel, in downtown Fort Benton. It is on the south side of 14th St, and opposite 1408 14th St. Take a photo of the Statue.