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North Platte in Lincoln County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Scout's Rest

 
 
Scout's Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joan Shurtliff, circa July 2014
1. Scout's Rest Marker
Inscription. William Frederick Cody (1846-1917), known to the world a "Buffalo Bill," was the most noted Nebraskan of his day. The Many national and European tours of his various "Wild West" exhibitions made him the living symbol of the American West.

Cody came to Nebraska in 1869 as guide and scout for the 5th Cavalry at nearby Fort McPherson. He also served as guide for the wealthy and famous on buffalo hunts. Buffalo Bill first went on the stage in 1872, and he formed his first "Wild West" in 1883. He was also involved in ranching and farming, and he was a pioneer in the development of irrigation in both Nebraska and Wyoming.

Scout's Rest was built for Buffalo Bill in 1886 as a place to relax between show tours. Here he entertained in elaborate style his famous contemporaries as well as his old friends of frontier days. Scout's Rest was named to the National Register of Historic Places on January 30, 1978. The house is in Second Empire style with Italianate and Eastlake features; it cost $3,900. The rear addition was added in 1909.

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Nebraska State Historical Society
 
Erected by Saline County; Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 232.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society

Scout's Rest-Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 1997
2. Scout's Rest-Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
marker series.
 
Location. 41° 9.772′ N, 100° 47.737′ W. Marker is in North Platte, Nebraska, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Scout's Rest Ranch Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of a Nebraska State Historical Park between the house and barn. Marker is in this post office area: North Platte NE 69101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 20th Century Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Buffalo Bill Ranch-State Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 1997
3. Buffalo Bill Ranch-State Historical Park
Buffalo Bill Cody Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 23, 2000
4. Buffalo Bill Cody Gravesite
He is buried on Lookout Mountain, Golden CO. GPS Coordinates N39.7325 W105.2382. He is a Medal of Honor Recipient from the Indian Campaigns.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 16, 2016.
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