Bob Dixon  LbNA # 25591

Placed DateSep 15 2006
LocationWheat Ridge, CO
Planted ByDragon 6    
Found By CW Sun Seeker
Last Found Oct 8 2008
Hike Distance?

During my childhood, I had a fictional cowboy hero named Bob Dixon. He was totally my own invention. Other than routine adventure that he regularly engaged in, I know just a few lasting details about his life. He became the sole surviving member of the seventh cavalry at Custer's Last stand when a dying horse fell on him {Hey, I was six years old.} He finally died when a wagon train, with which he was riding, was attacked by Indians {the other boys started complaining that Dixon was too indestructible to be believed}. In the meantime, he displayed virtues and courage that would put Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and the Lone Ranger to shame. He wore a Cavalry Hat, just like one that I owned at the time {a carry over from his cavalry days}. Also, his favorite firearm was an 1860 Army Model Colt {just like a model kit that I made in those wonderful days before everyone worried about the effects of so much violence upon youngsters like myself}. Rumor has it that this gun still exists, if you know where to look.

Clues: This Box is missing as of November 18, 2006. I will replace it in a new location next Spring. Sorry!
You can seek this box while hunting for my first letterbox {Creepy Crawlies}.

Take I-70 to Exit 267{Kipling} or Exit 269{Wadsworth}. Go South.
This box is located on the south side of 32nd Street between Wadsworth and Kipling in Wheat Ridge. The road in this area bulges to the north. On the East side of this bulge, you will notice that the sidewalk on the south side of the road disappears behind a brown log fence. I suggest parking on the south side of the road beside this fence.
Take the sidewalk west into Crown Hill Park. Past two rows of trees that go west, the terrain opens into fields. A short way on, a graveled trail will break off to your left. If you come to a Y in the paved trail you have gone too far. Take the graveled trail to the south.
On an open hill, four lonely sentinels keep watch over the school. The second one has a shoulder holster in which he keeps his great grandfather's old gun.
Unfortunately, there is no place to sit near this box, but you might take it back to your car to stamp in comfort {that is what I usually do.} There are also benches on the paved path that runs around Crown Hill Lake. The area has a good deal of foot traffic, so try not to be seen when you return the box.