North Platte in Lincoln County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
“Buﬀalo Bill” Cody
• Pony Express rider in 1860
• Union Army Scout in 1861
• Scout for 5th Cavalry in 1868
• Chief of Scouts against the Sioux 1890
• Stage driver between Ft. Kearney & No Platte Nebr 1865
• Called Buffalo Bill after killing 4,280 buffalo in 8 mos. 1867
• Won duel with Sioux Chief Yellow Hair in 1876
• Organized “Wild West Show” on ranch near North Platte, Nebr. in 1883 and toured the world with partner Bailey, of Barnum & Bailey, enlarged the “Wild West Show” in 1893
• Died Jan. 10, 1917 buried atop Lookout Mtn. near Denver, Colo.
Location. 41° 6.816′ N, 100° 45.78′ W. Marker is in North Platte, Nebraska, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Halligan Drive 0.1 miles south of Platte Oasis Parkway, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Fort Cody Trading Post Museum parking lot, on the east side of Halligan Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 Halligan Drive, North Platte NE 69101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 20th Century Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); United States POW-MIA History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sioux Lookout (approx. 1˝ miles away); Statue of Liberty Replica (approx. 1˝ miles away); Old Glory Blowout (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lincoln County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); 100th Meridian (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pony Express Cold Springs Station (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Platte.
More about this marker. This is a painted wooden "billboard-style" marker forming the base of a larger-than-life painted wooden likeness of "Buffalo Bill" Cody. This marker is identical on both sides.
Also see . . .
1. Buffalo Bill Cody: Scout, Actor, Military Leader, Folk Hero. Born near Le Claire in Scott County, Iowa, in 1846, Buffalo Bill Cody rode on the Pony Express at the age of 14, fought in the American Civil War, served as a scout for the Army, and was already an Old West legend before mounting his famous Wild West show, which traveled the United States and Europe. (Submitted on February 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. William Frederick Cody. American buffalo hunter, U.S. Army scout, Pony Express rider, Indian fighter, actor, and impresario who dramatized the facts and flavor of the American West through fiction and melodrama. His colorful Wild West show, which came to be known as Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World, evolved into an international institution and made (Submitted on February 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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