Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Buffalo Bill

"Buffalo Bill" Cody earned his famous nickname in a one-day buffalo-hunting competition with a man named Bill Comstock, who also referred to himself as "Buffalo Bill." At the end of the day, Cody had killed 69 buffalo to Comstock's 46, giving him exclusive rights to the name. Today you can stand on the plains where the contest took place, and you can see the monumental bronze sculpture memorializing the event (above) in nearby Oakley, Kansas. To learn more, click here.

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