Colorado was the home of many cowboys and is the birthplace of a ton of western heritage. For example, have you ever heard of Buffalo Bill? Unless you’ve done your homework, you probably don’t know much about him. Continue reading for everything you need to know about this legendary cowboy. Did you know that you can tour Colorado as a Cowboy? Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.
Who was Buffalo Bill?
William Frederick Cody, nicknamed Buffalo Bill, lived from 1846 to 1917 in the American West. He was an American soldier, bison hunter, and wildly popular showman. He was actually born in Le Claire, Iowa, but he lived for several years in his father’s hometown in modern-day Mississauga in Canada. The Cody family returned to the Midwest and settled in Kansas. Buffalo Bill started working at the age of eleven, after his father’s death, and became a rider for the Pony Express at age 15.
Buffalo Bill was also an American patriot. During the American Civil War, he served the Union from 1863 to 1865. Also, he served as a civilian scout for the US Army during the Indian Wars. Bill even received the Medal of Honor in 1872. One of the most famous and well-known figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill’s legend began to spread when he was only 23! Shortly thereafter he started performing in western shows depicting the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States. His career brought him all over the states, including Colorado.