Artist/Designer: L.E. “Gus” Shafer
Dedicated: September 8, 1973
Medium: Bronze (sculpture), limestone (base)
Description: The Wagonmaster is a larger-than-life size figure of a man attired in western clothing. He is sitting on a horse with a gun placed across the saddle. The man is pointing in a westerly direction. The sculpture sits on a very large limestone rock. There is a crack in the right rear hoof of the horse. The artist used his own face as a model. At the base of the statue are button activated recordings that tell the story of the Wagon Master and the Battle of Westport. The sculpture was a gift of Catherine and Miller Nichols, their daughters, and Gus Shafer.
Inscription: God slumbers in the rock He breathes in the plant He dreams in the animal He awakens in man – An Indian Proverb.