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Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Buffalo Bill

 
 
Buffalo Bill's Grave with Markers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa May 1994
1. Buffalo Bill's Grave with Markers
William Frederick Cody, 1846-1917, and his wife Louisa Maud Cody, 1844-1923, are buried on top of Lookout Mountain west of Denver at his request. Their grave site is on the grounds of the Buffalo Bill Museum.
Inscription. (Upper Plaque)
In Memoriam
Colonel William Frederick Cody
"Buffalo Bill"
Noted scout and Indian fighter
Born February 26, 1846 Scott County, Iowa
Died January 10, 1917 Denver, Colorado

(Lower Plaque)
William F. Cody
Medal of Honor
Indian Scout 3 US Cav
Indian Wars
Feb 26 1846    Jan 10 1917

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 39° 43.955′ N, 105° 14.298′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Lookout Mountain Road (Lariat Loop). Click for map. Located on top of Lookout Mountain on the grounds of the Buffalo Bill Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Golden CO 80401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles E. Kirk (within shouting distance of this marker); Lariat Loop Byway: Denver Mountain Parks (within shouting distance of this marker); Lariat Loop Byway: Buffalo Bill Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Changing Landscape-From Sea Floor to Mountain Top (about 500 feet away, measured in a
Buffalo Bill image. Click for full size.
By Buffalo Bill Museum
2. Buffalo Bill
William F. Cody was a Pony Express rider, meat hunter for the Kansas Pacific Railroad crews (where he acquired the nickname Buffalo Bill), US Army Scout, Dime Novel hero and showman operating "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show" before he retired in Denver.
direct line); What You Can See From Here Today (about 500 feet away); Recreation: Past to Present (approx. half a mile away); Water Carves Canyons (approx. half a mile away); Play in the Wind (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Golden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave. (Submitted on April 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Buffalo Bill : A LIFE IN PHOTOS. (Submitted on April 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody. From 1868 until 1872 Cody was employed as a scout by the United States Army. Part of this time he spent scouting for Indians, and the remainder was spent gathering and killing bison for them and the Kansas Pacific Railroad. In January 1872 Cody was a scout for Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia's highly publicized royal hunt. (Submitted on April 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

4. List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars. William F. Cody - Civilian Scout Platte River, Nebraska - April 26, 1872 - Civilian Scout with 3rd US Cavalry - "Gallantry in action." Later known as the legendary westerner and showman Buffalo Bill Cody. (Submitted on April 11, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
Buffalo Bill Grave image. Click for full size.
By Sanborn Souvenir Co, Denver, Co., Wm. P. Sanborn, Photographer
3. Buffalo Bill Grave
Description on postcard:
Buffalo Bill's Grave at the top of Lookout Mountain, overlooking Denver and the plains. Here the bodies of W. F. Cody, known to fame as Buffalo Bill, and his wife rest forever.
Buffalo Bill Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By H.H. Tammen Company, Denver, Co.
4. Buffalo Bill Grave Site
Description on postcard:
Tomb of Col. and Mrs. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody
The location was chosen by him for their last resting place, high on the summit of Lookout Mountain, Denver Mountain Parks, which overlooks hundreds of miles of the plains.
Buffalo Bill's Statue, Cowboy Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 1, 1996
5. Buffalo Bill's Statue, Cowboy Hall of Fame
 
 
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