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Historical Markers in Cody, Wyoming

 
Clickable Map of Park County, Wyoming and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Park County, WY (192) Big Horn County, WY (41) Fremont County, WY (111) Hot Springs County, WY (22) Teton County, WY (83) Washakie County, WY (17) Carbon County, MT (73) Gallatin County, MT (129) Park County, MT (66)  ParkCounty(192) Park County (192)  BigHornCounty(41) Big Horn County (41)  FremontCounty(111) Fremont County (111)  HotSpringsCounty(22) Hot Springs County (22)  TetonCounty(83) Teton County (83)  WashakieCounty(17) Washakie County (17)  CarbonCountyMontana(73) Carbon County (73)  GallatinCounty(129) Gallatin County (129)  ParkCounty(66) Park County (66)
Cody is the county seat for Park County
Cody is in Park County
      Park County (192)  
ADJACENT TO PARK COUNTY
      Big Horn County (41)  
      Fremont County (111)  
      Hot Springs County (22)  
      Teton County (83)  
      Washakie County (17)  
      Carbon County, Montana (73)  
      Gallatin County, Montana (129)  
      Park County, Montana (66)  
 
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1Wyoming (Park County), Cody — "Corbett's Shebang" at Sinking Water Crossing
On September 10th 1880, Victor Arland and John F. Corbett set up the first mercantile establishment in the Big Horn Basin on the Indian Trace that follows Trail Creek. Looking to the cattlemen for business, they moved to Cottonwood Creek in 1883, . . . Map (db m91138) HM
2Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Arland & CorbettIndian Trading Post
Off in the distance in front of you, a large red butte lies against a much larger mountain, Rattlesnake Mountain. Flowing down the valley is Trail Creek, named for the ancient Indian trail that crosses the Shoshone River at the Indian ford in the . . . Map (db m87571) HM
3Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Balanced Plunger Hydraulic Valve — Buffalo Bill Dam —
Balanced Plunger Hydraulic Valve This 48-inch diameter valve is one of two which were originally installed at the base of the Buffalo Bill Dam in 1922 to supply water to the Shoshone Powerplant and low level river outlet works. The two valves were . . . Map (db m104003) HM
4Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Ball Plug — Buffalo Bill Dam —
Ball Plug This large wood and concrete ball plug was one of two used to halt the flow of water through the 42-inch diameter power outlet works conduits, located in the base of the dam. The balls facilitated the repair and maintenance of downstream . . . Map (db m104004) HM
5Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Belle Drewry1867 - 1897
Belle Drewry was born in 1867, just two years after the Civil War. Her birth place and family are unknown. It is known that she left home at an early age and changed her name. Belle was a rather attractive young woman; about five foot six inches . . . Map (db m91077) HM
6Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Buffalo Bill Dam
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7Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Buffalo Bill Reservoir
Buffalo Bill Reservoir The Shoshone Project Story The development by the U.S. Reclamation Service of the great irrigation project in the lower Shoshone valley required sacrifice of their land by the settlers living in the upper part of the . . . Map (db m104001) HM
8Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Castle Rock
John Colter, famed among the famous breed of "Mountain Men," passed this landmark late in the fall of 1807 while on business for the fur trader Manuel Lisa. Searching for Indians in order to conduct trade, he also hunted salt caves reputedly located . . . Map (db m91010) HM
9Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Cedar MountainIndian Tree Burials and Frost Cave
Cedar Mountain, the mountain in front of you to the left of the canyon, was known to the Crow Indians as “the mountain of spirits.” Early settlers told of finding Indian tree burials on its northeast slope. Unfortunately, those sites . . . Map (db m87566) HM
10Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Colter’s HellWyoming
      John Colter, veteran of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, notably self-sufficient mountain man and indefatigable explorer, was the first white man known to have reconnoitered this locale. In 1807, possibly traveling alone but probably escorted . . . Map (db m86150) HM
11Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Colter’s Hell & Extinct Geyser Basin
Colter’s Hell is a large, mostly extinct, geyser basin. Today, there are a few hot springs, and vents which release sulphurous gasses along the Shoshone River. This site includes some of the world’s largest extinct geyser cones and thermal pools. . . . Map (db m86147) HM
12Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Dead Indian Hill SummitAltitude 8000 Feet
This pass is the summit of Dead Indian Hill. Through this portal great herds of wild game seasonally migrant from the mountains to the plains. This high pass was the gate way for countless Indian hunting and war parties, and through this portal . . . Map (db m189985) HM
13Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Diversion and Escape: The Nez Perce War
September 9, 1877. The Nez Perce knew that General Howard was at least a day behind the and Colonel Sturgis had moved his forces to the Stinking Water (Shoshone River). The Nez Perce, led by Lean Elk and Joseph, sensed an opportunity to escape. . . . Map (db m190076) HM
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14Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Eagle's Nest Stage Station
In the early 1890s, Thomas Lanchbury was hired by the Bell stage and freight line to build a stage station near Eagle's Nest Springs in Wyoming. The Eagle's Nest Stage Station was the midway point on the run between Red Lodge, Montana and Meeteese, . . . Map (db m91134) HM
15Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Indian Names for Land Features
Looking west is the Shoshone Canyon, named for the Shoshoni Indians, who hunted in the region. However, most of the Big Horn Basin had been Crow territory until the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. West of the canyon, the north and the south forks of . . . Map (db m87558) HM
16Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Jim WhiteBuffalo Hunter • 1828-1880 — Reburied May 6, 1979 —
Jim White was born in Missouri in 1828. He found his way into the southwest as a young man, where he was a freighter with ox-drawn wagons. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Jim White served the Confederate Army as a grain buyer and wagon . . . Map (db m91080) HM
17Wyoming (Park County), Cody — John Jeremiah "Liver Eating" Johnston1824 - 1900
John Johnston was born of Scotch-English descent in New Jersey in 1824. Johnston, described as a 6'6", 250 pound giant , came west in the early 1840's as a tapper. He began his career in the Medicine Bow mountains of Wyoming, gradually working . . . Map (db m91019) HM
18Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Lee Street – Cody City
The rocky ridge you are now crossing marks the southern edge of Lee Street, one of the original roads of Cody City. Wagon ruts, phone wires and rock cairn lot markers have been found along its path. In memory of Jerry Housel and Mary Elaine Housel . . . Map (db m87580) HM
19Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Old Cody City & Buffalo Bill Cody’s Town in the Rockies
Buffalo Bill Cody and some business partners established the Shoshone Irrigation Co. in 1894. Work began on the Cody Canal to bring water for crop irrigation from the South Fork of the Shoshone River, around the south side of Cedar Mountain. The . . . Map (db m87556) HM
20Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Old Trail Town
On this site in 1895, Western scout and showman William F. ("Buffalo Bill") Cody laid out the original townsite of Cody, Wyoming, which he named in his honor. Today Old Trail Town preserves the lifestyle and history of the Frontier West through a . . . Map (db m91011) HM
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21Wyoming (Park County), Cody — One Last Mountain: The Nez Perce War
The ridge you are standing on was the last significant barrier for more than 600 Nez Perce Indians and their 2,000 horses as they fled the pursuing U.S. Cavalry. After the battle of the Big Hoel a month earlier, they drew knew the Army did not . . . Map (db m190091) HM
22Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Phillip H. Vetter1855 - 1892
Phillip Henry Vetter was born February 7, 1855 near Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia. He was killed by a grizzly bear on the Greybull River in Wyoming in 1892. A few years after the Civil War, Phillip's family came West by wagon train and . . . Map (db m91072) HM
23Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Pioneer Stagecoach Drivers
      The pioneer stagecoach drivers of the Old West were as fiercely independent as any men the country has ever seen. They were men of whang-leather toughness, who were accustomed to the harshness of frontier life. They never failed to laugh in . . . Map (db m87199) HM
24Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Sampson E. Stilwell"Comanche Jack"
Sampson E. Stilwell, better known as "Comanche Jack," was born in Kansas in 1850 and served on the frontier during his youth as a scout and hunter. He is best known for his heroic deeds at the Battle of Beechers Island on September 6 (sic), 1868. . . . Map (db m91074) HM
25Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Shoshone CanyonWyoming
Shoshone Canyon is a gorge cut through Rattlesnake Mountain by the wearing action of the Shoshone River. The mountain is a northwest trending uplift in the earth’s crust that rises 3700 feet above the surrounding terrain. Beds of sedimentary rock . . . Map (db m86154) HM
26Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Shoshone River SiphonThe Shoshone Project Story
The Heart Mountain Division of the Shoshone Project receives irrigation water directly from Buffalo Bill Reservoir via the Shoshone Canyon Conduit, a three-mile-long tunnel drilled through Cedar Mountain located to the left. From the conduit, the . . . Map (db m87589) HM
27Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Stone CirclesNear the River Crossing
On both sides of the Shoshone River there are many circles made of stones built by the Indians who frequented this area. Some of the sites are simply circles with no doorways, believed to be religious symbols associated with the circle of life or . . . Map (db m87575) HM
28Wyoming (Park County), Cody — The American Mountain ManA Tribute
This monument, erected by the Brotherhood of the American Mountain Men, is "dedicated to all Mountain Men known and unknown for their essential part in the opening of the American West." It consists of two busts and six plaques honoring four . . . Map (db m91017) HM
29Wyoming (Park County), Cody — The Military: The Nez Perce War
As a band of Nez Perce Indians out (missing word(s)) and outmaneuver the U.S. Cavalry in the fall of 1877, newspapers picked up on the drama (missing word(s)) headlines read: "Comic Opera, Bungling of Pursuer, Salutes to a Most . . . Map (db m190092) HM
30Wyoming (Park County), Cody — The Panoramic View
Look to your left and you will see the canyon cut by the Shoshone River. The mountain to the left of the canyon is Cedar Mountain. To the right of Shoshone Canyon you can see Rattlesnake Mountain. The red butte (to the right of Rattlesnake Mt.) is . . . Map (db m87565) HM
31Wyoming (Park County), Cody — The Pony Express1860-1861 -- 1960-1961 — Young Buffalo Bill Cody —
Young Buffalo Bill Cody started his famous career with the great freighting firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell as a messenger boy. He became a spectacular Pony Express rider with the same firm and road between Red Buttes and Three Crossings, along . . . Map (db m91008) HM
32Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Trail to Old Cody CityFounded by Buffalo Bill Cody in 1895
Here on the prairie there are still visible remnants of several old wagon trails dating back to Cody City in the late 1800’s. The first buildings of Cody City were constructed on the nearby plain to the west, although the town was supposed to be . . . Map (db m87586) HM
33Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Upstream Cableway Winch — Buffalo Bill Dam —
Upstream Cableway Winch This cableway winch, which was used to install and remove the ball plugs, trash racks, and the bulkhead gate for the left abutment outlet works, dates to the construction of the Shoshone Powerplant in 1922. It was . . . Map (db m104002) HM
34Wyoming (Park County), Cody — W.A. Gallagher and Blind BillMurdered 1894
William Gallagher and his friend, Blind Bill, were killed on Meeteese Creek below the old town of Arland in mid-March of 1894. Both men, about thirty, were born during the Civil War period. Gallagher, who was somewhat of an outlaw, was tall, . . . Map (db m91076) HM
35Wyoming (Park County), Cody — William Garlow Cody“Bill Cody”
Jan. 4, 1913           Sept. 18, 1992 Grandson of the World-Famous Colonel William F. Cody “Buffalo Bill” Bill Cody was born at Buffalo Bill’s “Scouts Rest Ranch” in North Platte, Nebraska. He died in Cody, Wyoming. He was . . . Map (db m87560) HM
36Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Yellowstone Fire Fighters
We the citizens of the Yellowstone gateway communities whose lives and properties were imperiled by the 1988 Yellowstone fires, hereby express our gratitude to those whose courage, skill and devotion tamed the inferno that devastated over 363,000 . . . Map (db m87200) HM
37Wyoming (Park County), Cody — You're Standing on the 45th Parallel
What's So Special About This Spot? Your feet are placed on a line that has played a key role in navigating the earth for over two thousand years! The 45th Parallel is not a visible line but a mapping tool that represents a contour halfway . . . Map (db m130266) HM
 
 
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Nov. 27, 2022