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North Platt building billboard

We spent our last afternoon in North Platte visiting the last few “must see” places. After school in the morning we set out to see William Frederick Cody’s (aka Buffalo Bill’s) estate. In his day he was the living symbol of the American west.  He became a Pony Express rider at 14 years old and once rode 322 miles in 21 hours exhausting 20 horses.He was later hired by the railroad to kill buffalo which provided meat for the workers. He killed 4,280 buffalo in 8 months. His wages were a whopping $500.00 per month! He settled in North Platte and started his “Wild West Rodeo Show” eventually joining the Barnum and Bailey Circus. The cost to build this house was $3,900.00 in 1886.

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