For previous posts sharing my visit to this fantastic museum complex, click here:
Buffalo Bill Center of the West Introduction
Buffalo Bill Center of the West 2
Buffalo Bill Center of the West 3
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The photo of a sign came out blurry and difficult to read, but I thought it might be fun to see another side of Buffalo Bill Cody, so I am going to type out what the sign says:
“When Leonard Cody Bell was nine years old, Buffalo Bill offered him $10,000 if he would keep his hair long until he was eighteen. The son of Buffalo Bill’s friend William A. Bell, young “Cody”, as he was known to his friends, did him one better: he didn’t cut his hair at all. By the time Cody Bell was a teenager, his hair was 58 inches long.
At 17, Leonard Cody Bell realized his lifelong ambition, playing cornet in the Buffalo Bill wild West Band. Did young Cody Bell have musical chops, or did Buffalo Bill just want to make sure he didn’t cut his hair? We don’t know, but the military school Bell attended allowed him to keep his hair long, once they realized who had made the request. Cody Bell merely wound his hair into curls and stuck it all under his hat. Cody Bell finally cut his hair when he joined the army at the outset of World War I, where he served in France with a medical detachment and played in the army band.”
The kitchen, where everyone gathers after a tough day at the ranch (also known as the chuck wagon):
Because I like patchwork, as do many of the crowd that I hang with, I especially like this woman’s chaps:
To be continued.