Photographs transferred to the Western History Photograph Collection.
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.
Born in Scott County, Iowa; raised in Kansas; worked as cattle driver, Pony Express rider, stagecoach driver, scout, and buffalo hunter. Ned Buntline, a dime novelist, wrote more than 200 novels featuring heroic "Buffalo Bill;" in 1872, a play was produced in New York about his life. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, managed by Nate Salsbury, toured the United States and Europe for three decades. Cody died in Denver, Colorado, and is buried atop Lookout Mountain.
Repository also has Cody-Oakley scrapbooks compiled by Frank Butler reproduced from originals held by Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming (C MSS Mflm17) and extensive collections of photographs and publications.