|Birth: ||unknown, USA|
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 1888|
The sign with Thornburgh's grave reads:
was a dog ....
"Named after Major T. T. Thornburgh who was killed in a fight with the Ute Indians near the White River Agency, September 29, 1879. The dog was a survivor of a wagon train burned during the battle and grew up as a military camp follower. Eventually he ended up at Fort Bridger.
On several occasions Thornburgh distinguished himself by his heroic deeds including catching a commissary thief, warning a sentinel of marauding Indians, saving the life of a soldier in a knife fight and rescuing a small boy from drowning.
At Fort Bridger, Thornburgh became the devoted companion of a freighter, "Buck" Buchanan, and the favorite of many who frequented the Post. Thornburgh died September 27, 1888 as the result of being kicked by one of Buchanan's mules.
It is said that Thornburgh's master lies in an unmarked grave in the city cemetery at Salt Lake City."
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Apr 11, 2005
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