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Old Drum Monument

This monument was erected in tribute to Old Drum, the beloved hunting dog who was shot by his owner's neighbor in 1869. George Graham Vest, who later became a U.S. Senator, won world fame for his closing argument, from which the phrase "a dog is a man's best friend" is said to have come. Visit the monument to read the speech.


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300 N. Holden St.
Warrensburg, MO 64093

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Open Year-round
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Unrestricted
All Ages
Service Animals Welcome
Pets On Leash Allowed

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