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Buffalo Bill Letters to George T. Beck

Created as part of the larger Rocky Mountain Online Archive, this collection contains a clutch of letters written by William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody to one George T. Beck. Beck was a Wyoming sheep rancher, oil land developer, and the last president of the Council of the Territory of Wyoming before it became a state in 1890. He was also trained as a mining engineer and was president of the Shoshone Irrigation Company. Most of the letters here concern Cody's interest in this company and its water project. Visitors can read the letters, look over the collection summary, and view a brief biography of Cody and Beck. It's a very interesting look into a lesser-known side of this American icon, one that reveals his intense interest in this rather involved business venture.
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GEM Subject
Publisher
Date Issued 2005
Language
Scout Publication
Date of Scout Publication 2012-11-30
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/1130

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