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Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Buffalo Bill at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition and Indian Congress of 1898

 
 
Buffalo Bill at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition and Indian Congress of 1898 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 8, 2010
1. Buffalo Bill at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition and Indian Congress of 1898 Marker
Inscription. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody held the first official performance of his Wild West show just half a mile northeast of here on May 19, 1883. Eight thousand people attended the premiere at the Omaha Driving Park near Eighteenth and Sprague streets. That site later featured a local wild west show as part of Omaha's 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition. Cody brought his Wild West back to Omaha for the exposition, and August 31 was designated “Cody Day.” Buffalo Bill had become so popular, however, that he had to hold his actual show two miles south, near Twentieth and Paul streets, to accommodate the crowds.
Cody's Wild West was seen by millions of people in twelve countries during its thirty years of performances, making Buffalo Bill among the world's most famous and recognizable personalities. He died in 1917 and is buried on Lookout Mountain near Denver. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, and Scout's Rest Ranch State Historical Park in North Platte honor this legendary man, who first attracted throngs of people to his Wild West show here in Omaha.
 
Erected by Trans-Mississippi Exposition Historical Association, Nebraska State Historical Society, In Memory of Randall D. Horwath. (Marker Number 447.)
 
Marker series.
Wide view of the Buffalo Bill at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 8, 2010
2. Wide view of the Buffalo Bill at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition marker
This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 17.439′ N, 95° 56.522′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Florence Boulevard and Pinkney Street, on the right when traveling north on Florence Boulevard. Touch for map. The marker is located in Kountze Park. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha NE 68110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898 (a few steps from this marker); Malcolm “X” (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joseph Francis Bauman (approx. 1.3 miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Wesley Nichols (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alfred Sorenson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Johan and Sophia Ahmanson (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Davis Brown (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omaha.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Omaha Public Library - The Indian Congress of 1898. (Submitted on July 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846–1917) image. Click for full size.
By Moffett, Chicago, 1911
3. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846–1917)
(Submitted on May 7, 2017.) 
 
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Buffalo Bill's Gravesite - Golden, Colorado image. Click for more information.
By Mike Stroud
4. Buffalo Bill's Gravesite - Golden, Colorado
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.
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 121 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week May 14, 2017. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 7, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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