Our trip to the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum - LeClaire, Iowa
While in Leclaire Iowa my daughter and I decided to take in the Buffalo Bill Cody museum, Buffalo Bill memorabilia along with regional historic artifacts made this stop fun and educational, add in the $6.00 entrance fee for the two of us and it was a no brainer!!! A cheap way to take in a history lesson and share it with your kids.......thumbs up!
Buffalo Bill (Personal) Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West Cody Wyoming 2019
William Frederick Buffalo Bill Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
Buffalo Bill started working at the age of eleven, after his father's death, and became a rider for the Pony Express at age 15. During the American Civil War, he served the Union from 1863 to the end of the war in 1865. Later he served as a civilian scout for the US Army during the Indian Wars, receiving the Medal of Honor in 1872.
One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill's legend began to spread when he was only twenty-three. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded Buffalo Bill's Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States and, beginning in 1887, in Great Britain and continental Europe.
Historic LeClaire, IA - Home of American Pickers
On my way back to Illinois from Des Moines, I made a stop in the beautiful Mississippi River town of LeClaire, IA: birthplace of Buffalo Bill and home to Antique Archaeology, home base of The History Channel's American Pickers.
Music: Autumn Day by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Buffalo Bill Museum
1909-1910 footage of Buffalo Bill's Wild West from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
Museu Buffalo Bill, LeClaire, Iowa
Bom pessoal, dessa vez tenho um pequeno video feito no Museu Buffalo Bill. Sempre gostei de ler e cresci lendo livros e revistas ou gibis como Buffalo Bill, Jim das Selvas, Daniel Boone entre outros. Desde quando soube que o Museu Buffalo Bill era aqui em Iowa que eu queria muito ir ate la.
Eu e meu marido levamos quase 3 horas para chegar. A cidade e pequena e simpatica e o museu fica na encosta do Rio Mississippi.
A maior parte do museu mostra a historia da cidade (Buffalo Bill nasceu la) entre outras coisas. Nao foi possivel fazer comentarios porque havia outras pessoas assistindo um video contando a historia do Buffalo Bill ou o nome completo William Frederick Cody.
Provavelmente so as pessoas acima de 40 anos vao saber quem foi Buffalo Bill.
Heading East to the Midwest (Pt. 5) - Le Claire, Iowa
July 1, 2015 - My short, hour-long stop in the state of Iowa brought me to Le Claire, 497 miles upstream on the Mississippi River. It's a quaint little town, known for being the birthplace of Buffalo Bill and the home office of Antique Archeology, aka, home base for American Pickers - a show I don't watch, but plenty do.
Before I leave the state, I take a little drive along the banks of the Mississippi, while listening to Illinois sports radio go crazy over the Chicago Blackhawks on the first day of NHL free agency. Man, they seem impassioned - it's like they won the Stanley Cup recently or something.
Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, Golden, Colorado, United States, North America
William Frederick Buffalo Bill Cody (February 26, 1846 - January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), in Le Claire but lived several years in Canada before his family moved to the Kansas Territory. Buffalo Bill received the Medal of Honor in 1872 for service to the US Army as a scout. One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill became famous for the shows he organized with cowboy themes, which he toured in Great Britain and Europe as well as the United States. William Frederick Cody (Buffalo Bill) got his nickname after the American Civil War when he had a contract to supply Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with buffalo meat. Cody earned the nickname by killing 4,280 American bison (commonly known as buffalo) in eighteen months, (1867--1868). Cody and William Comstock competed in a buffalo-shooting match over the exclusive right to use the name, which Cody won by killing 68 bison to Comstock's 48. Cody had documented service as a soldier during the Civil War and as Chief of Scouts for the Third Cavalry during the Plains Wars. He claimed to have had many jobs, including as a trapper, bullwhacker, Fifty-Niner in Colorado, a Pony Express rider in 1860, wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, and a hotel manager, but historians have had difficulty documenting them, and he may have fabricated some for publicity. He became world famous for his Wild West shows, which toured in Great Britain and Europe. Audiences were enthusiastic about seeing a piece of the American West. The adventure story writer Emilio Salgari met Buffalo Bill in Italy, saw his show, and later featured him as a hero in some of his novels. In 1872, Cody was awarded a Medal of Honor for gallantry in action while serving as a civilian scout for the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. In 1917, the U.S. Army after Congress revised the standards for award of the medal removed from the rolls 911 medals previously awarded either to civilians, or for actions that would not warrant a Medal of Honor under the new higher standards. Among those revoked was Cody's. In 1977, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker's medal was restored, and other reviews began. Cody's medal along with those given to four other civilian scouts was re-instated on June 12, 1989. In 1895, Cody was instrumental in the founding of Cody, the seat of Park County in northwestern Wyoming. The Old Trail Town museum is at the center of the community and honors the traditions of Western life. Cody first passed through the region in the 1870s. He was so impressed by the development possibilities from irrigation, rich soil, grand scenery, hunting, and proximity to Yellowstone Park that he returned in the mid-1890s to start a town. He brought with him associates for whom streets were named: Beck, Alger, Rumsey, Bleistein and Salsbury. The town was incorporated in 1901. In November 1902, Cody opened the Irma Hotel, which he named after his daughter. He envisioned a growing number of tourists coming to Cody via the recently opened Burlington rail line. He expected that they would proceed up the Cody Road along the North Fork of the Shoshone River to visit Yellowstone Park. To accommodate travelers, Cody completed construction of the Wapiti Inn and Pahaska Tepee in 1905 along the Cody Road with the assistance of artist and rancher Abraham Archibald Anderson. Cody also established the TE Ranch, located on the South Fork of the Shoshone River about thirty-five miles from Cody. When he acquired the TE property, he sent cattle from Nebraska and South Dakota. His new herd carried the TE brand. The late 1890s were relatively prosperous years for Buffalo Bill's Wild West, and he bought more land to add to the TE Ranch. Eventually Cody held around 8,000 acres (32 km²) of private land for grazing operations and ran about 1,000 head of cattle. He also operated a dude ranch, pack horse camping trips, and big game hunting business at and from the TE Ranch. In his spacious ranch house, he entertained notable guests from Europe and America. Cody died of kidney failure on January 10, 1917, surrounded by family and friends at his sister's house in Denver. Cody was baptized into the Catholic Church the day before his death by Father Christopher Walsh of the Denver Cathedral.
Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead -- Great Fun! -- Princeton, Iowa
The Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead near Princeton, Iowa, is a fun day trip for a family. There are picnic tables, a self-guided tour in the homestead, a building with old farm equipment, a bell that kids can ring, and ... buffaloes! There were two buffaloes in the field when we were there, and we tossed them apples, which one of them ate. The gift shop is small but they did have a stuffed, small buffalo, which we bought. Alas, there was no orientation video.
When Buffalo Bill Came To Sioux Falls
Did you know that Buffalo Bill Cody came to Sioux Falls? According to the Minnehaha County Historical Society, Buffalo Bill brought his famous Wild West Show to Sioux Falls in 1896. Thousands of people came out to see the spectacle, that was set up on the shore of the Big Sioux River by what is now Riverdale Park in East Central Sioux Falls.
Buffalo Bill Cody was born in 1846 on a farm just outside of Le Claire, Iowa. Buffalo Bill was a larger than life old west cowboy, Pony Express Rider, Stagecoach Driver, Civil War Soldier, and Buffalo Hunter which is where he got his nickname by killing thousands of buffalo while providing meat for railroad building crews.
In 1883, in the area of North Platte, Nebraska, Cody founded Buffalo Bill's Wild West, a circus-like attraction that toured annually.
By 1913 Buffalo Bills Wild West show was forced into foreclosure. In 1917 Buffalo Bill died of Kidney Failure at age 70
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West: 2004 Promotional Video
Promotional video for Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 2004. Draper Natural History Museum, Plains Indian Museum, Whitney Western Art Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum, in Cody Wyoming, near Yellowstone National Park. For more information about the Center, feel free to visit our website
Buffalo herd on the loose in Iowa
Motorists are being advised to use extreme caution while traveling in northwest Iowa as a herd of buffalo are running loose. KELO-TV's Don Jorgensen reports.
The Buffalo at Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead
The boyhood home of Buffalo Bill Cody, government Scout and Wild West Showman, is located in the broad valley of the Wapsipinicon River, a short 20 minute drive from I-80. The 1847 farmhouse, entered in the National Registry of Historic Places, was built by Isaac Cody, Buffalo Bill's father, of native limestone and contains walnut floors and trim.
The Homestead has been restored and furnished with items typical of the mid-19th century. Cody Homestead is nestled in scenic hillside overlooking the rich Iowa prairie where buffalo and long horn cattle graze on the land surrounding the house. The Cody Homestead is air conditioned.
Comfort Inn & Suites Riverview in Le Claire IA
Prices: . . . . . . . .. .. ... . .. .. .. Comfort Inn & Suites Riverview 902 Mississippi View Court Le Claire IA 52753 The Comfort Inn & Suites Riverview overlooks the majestic Mississippi River in scenic and historic Le Claire, IA, ideally located near Interstate 80. Visitors will enjoy exploring the Buffalo Bill Museum with the Lone Star steam-powered towboat and the Mississippi River Distilling Company Other attractions nearby include a river cruise on the Twilight Riverboat, casinos, Cordova Dragway Park, golf courses, John Deere Commons, i Wireless Center and Waterfront Center. Business travelers will appreciate free wireless high-speed Internet access and the on-site copy and fax machines. A free weekday newspaper is provided. Meeting rooms are available for that special occasion or event. After a day of sightseeing or a busy day of meetings, relax in the indoor heated pool and take advantage of the exercise room. Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot options, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn & Suites Riverview the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors. All guest rooms have 37-inch flat-screen televisions, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Business class suites feature refrigerators, microwaves, two-line telephones and ergonomic chairs. Luxurious suites with hot tubs that are decorated with Buffalo Bill Cody and Mark Twain themes are also available. Pets are welcome to stay in the hotel for a nightly fee. The hotel also offers valet cleaning service.
Buffalo Bill: The Genius of America’s Greatest Showman - Biography (2005)
William Frederick Buffalo Bill Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
Buffalo Bill started working at the age of eleven, after his father's death, and became a rider for the Pony Express at age 14. During the American Civil War, he served the Union from 1863 to the end of the war in 1865. Later he served as a civilian scout for the US Army during the Indian Wars, receiving the Medal of Honor in 1872.
One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill's legend began to spread when he was only twenty-three. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded Buffalo Bill's Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States and, beginning in 1887, in Great Britain and Europe.
1926: With Buffalo Bill on the U. P. Trail is a silent film starring Roy Stewart as Buffalo Bill.
1936: The Plainsman with James Ellison portraying Cody.
1944: Buffalo Bill, is a film about Cody's life, starring Joel McCrea and Maureen O'Hara.
1953: Pony Express, a fictional film about the Pony Express, with Charlton Heston potraying Cody.
1976: Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, is a fictional film by Robert Altman that features the Wild West show, with Paul Newman as Cody and Geraldine Chaplin as Annie Oakley. The film is based on the play Indians, by Arthur Kopit.
1995: Wild Bill, is a film based on legends about Wild Bill Hickok, in which Buffalo Bill briefly appears in the play Scouts of the Plains, with Jeff Bridges as Hickok, Keith Carradine as Cody, and Ellen Barkin as Calamity Jane.
1995: Buffalo Girls is a film based on legends about Calamity Jane, with Peter Coyote as Buffalo Bill, Anjelica Huston as Calamity Jane, Reba McEntire as Annie Oakley, and Russell Means as Chief Sitting Bull.
2004: Hidalgo is a film based on the legend of Frank Hopkins, featuring the Wild West show, with J. K. Simmons as Buffalo Bill and Elizabeth Berridge as Annie Oakley.
Cody was featured as a historical character on such television series about the West as The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Bonanza. He has been portrayed as an elder statesman or as a flamboyant, self-serving exhibitionist.
Cody was portrayed by Britt Lomond in the episode A Legend of Buffalo Bill (1959) of the ABC/Warner Brothers Western television series Colt .45.
In The Young Riders, a highly fictionalized story of the Pony Express, Cody was portrayed by Stephen Baldwin.
Buffalo Bill Museum
Sitting Bull Exibit
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, CODY WYOMING
The Buffalo Bill Museum examines both the personal and public lives of W.F. Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) and seeks to tell his story in the context of the history and myth of the American West. It is highly regarded as a research center focusing on the life and times of Buffalo Bill. Recording and publishing by Dr.Paitoon Srifa (8/05/2010)
Overview of Golden from Buffalo Bill Cody's Grave
With short discussion of the geology of the foothills and mesa north and west of Golden, Colorado
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Buffalo Bill's Grave
Nickname and work life
William Frederick (Buffalo Bill) Cody got his nickname after he undertook a contract to supply Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with bison meat . The nickname originally referred to Bill Comstock. Cody earned the nickname by killing 4,280 buffaloes in eighteen months (1867-68).
Performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, seen at Buffalo Bill Museum at Lookout Mountain near Golden, Colorado.In addition to his documented service as a soldier during the Civil War and as Chief of Scouts for the Third Cavalry during the Plains Wars, Cody claimed to have worked many jobs, including as a trapper, bullwhacker, Fifty-Niner in Colorado, a Pony Express rider in 1860, wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, and even a hotel manager, but it's unclear which claims were factual and which were fabricated for purposes of publicity. He became world famous for his Wild West show.
William Frederick Cody was born at his family's farmhouse in Scott County, Iowa, on February 26, 1846, to Isaac Cody and wife Mary Ann Bonsell Laycock, daughter of Samuel Laycock and wife Hannah Taylor. When Cody was 7, his older brother, Samuel, was killed by a fall from a horse. His death so affected Mary Cody's health that a change of scene was advised and the family relocated to Kansas, moving into a large log cabin on land that they had staked there.
Cody's father believed that Kansas should be a free state, but many of the other settlers in the area were pro-slavery (see Bleeding Kansas). While giving an anti-slavery speech at the local trading post, he so inflamed the supporters of slavery in the audience that they formed a mob and one of them stabbed him. Cody helped to drag his father to safety, although he never fully recovered from his injuries. The family was constantly persecuted by the supporters of slavery, forcing Isaac Cody to spend much of his time away from home. His enemies learned of a planned visit to his family and plotted to kill him on the way. Cody, despite his youth and the fact that he was ill, rode 30 miles (48 km) to warn his father. Cody's father died in 1857 from complications from his stabbing.
After his father's death, the Cody family suffered financial difficulties, and Cody, aged 11, took a job with freight carrier as a boy extra, riding up and down the length of a wagon train, delivering messages. From here, he joined Johnston's Army as an unofficial member of the scouts assigned to guide the Army to Utah to put down a falsely-reported rebellion by the Mormon population of Salt Lake City. According to Cody's account in Buffalo Bill's Own Story, the Utah War was where he first began his career as an Indian fighter.
Presently the moon rose, dead ahead of me; and painted boldly across its face was the figure of an Indian. He wore the war-bonnet of the Sioux, at his shoulder was a rifle pointed at someone in the river-bottom 30 feet (9 m) below; in another second he would drop one of my friends. I raised my old muzzle-loader and fired. The figure collapsed, tumbled down the bank and landed with a splash in the water. 'What is it?' called McCarthy, as he hurried back. 'It's over there in the water,' I answered. McCarthy ran over to the dark figure. 'Hi!' he cried. 'Little Billy's killed an Indian all by himself!' So began my career as an Indian fighter.
At the age of 14, Cody was struck by gold fever, but on his way to the gold fields, he met an agent for the Pony Express. He signed with them and after building several way stations and corrals was given a job as rider, which he kept until he was called home to his sick mother's bedside.
His mother recovered, and Cody, who wished to enlist as a soldier, but was refused for his age, began working with a United States freight caravan which delivered supplies to Fort Laramie.
 Civil War soldier and marriage
William Cody at age 19Shortly after the death of his mother in 1863, Cody enlisted in the 7th Kansas Cavalry Regiment and fought with them on the Union side for the rest of the Civil War.
While stationed at military camp in St. Louis, Bill met Louisa Frederici (1843-1921). He returned after his discharge and they married on March 6, 1866. Their marriage was not a happy one, and Bill unsuccessfully attempted to divorce Louisa. They had four children, two of whom died young: his beloved son, Kit died of scarlet fever in April, 1876, and his daughter Orra died in 1880.
Buffalo Bill's stage coat
Buffalo Bill's stage coat at the Buffalo Bill Museum, a part of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. We're very close to the east gate of Yellowstone National park so come and visit on your next trip! For more information about the Center, feel free to visit our website
William Frederick Cody Bison Hunter History Fun Facts
William Frederick Cody (1846 – 1917), the boy who would become Buffalo Bill, was born in a log cabin near LeClaire, Iowa Territory, on February 26, 1846.
It has been generally assumed, not without controversy, that Cody rode for the #PonyExpress at age fourteen or fifteen. Because of internal contradictions in his autobiography, scholars have made a good argument for denying his participation. However, most of his actions in 1860 – 1861 cannot be independently verified. The crucial role he and his Wild West show later played in commemorating the Pony Express, and his close friendship with men central to the Pony Express, both cloud the issue and in some ways make the debate irrelevant. In the absence of other records, the most it may be possible to say is that as a skilled horseman, an adventurous youth, and an erstwhile employee of the company, Bill was in the right place at the right time.
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