Travel day, but one more place to see, the Buffalo Bill's Rest Ranch, on whose property we had been camping. We drove the rigs over to the parking lot and toured the house and grounds of this lovely property. It was quite elegant with beautiful china on the dining table and wallpaper on all the walls depicting the adventures of Buffalo Bill Cody as a buffalo hunter and showman.
There were many photos of Bill and Annie Oakley, their family and displays of their show costumes. Out back was a lovely pond and the huge barn that held their many horses used in their Wild West Shows. They also had a few bison in a pen who were enjoying rolling in the dirt.
In 1868 competition between William Comstock, buffalo hunter from fort Wallace, Kansas, and William Cody from Iowa, who hunted the animals for railroad crews, Cody emerged the victor killing 69 bison in one day to Comstock’s 46, and was thereafter known as Buffalo Bill.