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William Cody

(1846 - 1917)

  • Born in Iowa, grew up in Leavenworth
  • Soldier, buffalo hunter, and entertainer
  • Served as army scout in campaigns against the Kiowa and Comanche
  • Earned name “Buffalo Bill” for supplying buffalo meat to railroaders
  • Organized wild west shows; entertained audiences with roping, bronc riding, and buffalos

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