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

Scout's Rest

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

 
 
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. Touch 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 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scout's Rest Ranch (within shouting distance of this marker); Spring House (within shouting distance of this marker); 1887 Horse Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cody-North Cabin (about 600 feet away); 100th Meridian (approx. 2˝ miles away); Lincoln County Courthouse (approx. 2˝ miles away); Old Glory Blowout (approx. 2˝ miles away); Statue of Liberty Replica (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Platte.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
 
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 was last revised on October 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2014, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on October 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on September 3, 2014, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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