William Frederick Cody was born February 26, 1846 and died January 10, 1917. He was an American soldier, a Bison hunter and a showman. He was one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West and is mostly famous for the shows he organized with cowboy themes. He got the name “Buffalo Bill” after he undertook a contract to supply Kansas City Railroad workers with buffalo meat. Cody killed 4,280 American Bison, commonly known as Buffalo.
This is a photo of him circa 1875.
And here are some of his belongings on display. Notice the large picture of his good friend “Wild Bill Hickok”.