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William Mathewson

(1830-1916)

  • Earned nickname Buffalo Bill from saving settlers from starvation during the winter
  • After battling Kiowa leader Satanta in 1861, earned nickname meaning long-bearded dangerous man
  • Settled in Wichita and built one of first homes in the area
  • Established Wichita Savings Bank

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