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|Newspaper ad from 1902 about Buffalo Bill|
Cody had documented service as a soldier during the Civil War and as Chief of Scouts for the Third Cavalry during the Plains Wars. He claimed to have had many jobs, including as a trapper, bullwhacker, "Fifty-Niner" in Colorado, a Pony Express rider in 1860, wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, and a hotel manager, but historians have had difficulty documenting them, and he may have fabricated some for publicity.
He became world famous for his Wild West shows, which toured in Great Britain and Europe. Audiences were enthusiastic about seeing a piece of the American West. The adventure story writer Emilio Salgari met Buffalo Bill in Italy, saw his show, and later featured him as a hero in some of his novels. Read more . . .
"This is an experiment of mine, being a compilation of the footage of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show shot by the Thomas Edison film company. The source is the Library of Congress' American Memory archives, and the footage of the parade, Annie Oakley, Native American dancing and bronc riding is everything on there I could find related to Buffalo Bill. The music is a recording of a turn-of-the-century Pianola roll."
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