Joe Medicine Crow, 98, who helped open the original Buffalo Bill Historical Center in the 1950s, speaks to the crowd during the 2012 opening of the museum's new $2.7 million gallery.
CASPER, Wyo. — At least three popular state parks were already at camping capacity for the weekend’s Fourth of July festivities as of Thursday afternoon, and another will likely fill, according to the state parks department.
”Buffalo Bill on the Silver Screen”
Wild West legend William "Buffalo Bill" Cody was born in LeClaire, Iowa, and lived in the Cody Homestead northwest of LeClaire. The house, now a museum, was built in 1847 by Cody's father. The family moved to Kansas in 1853.
A buffalo in an enclosure outside the Cody Homestead in Iowa's Scott County. It is a stop on the historic Cody Trail.
LECLAIRE, Iowa — Perched on the west bank of the Mississippi River, LeClaire sits on the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.
CODY, Wyo. — There’s a ghostly, wispy hologram image of a life-sized William F. Cody that greets visitors to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Mary Robinson, left, and Samantha Harper examine a route book that shows where Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show performed in Eastern Europe.
Scrapbook photographs of a cowboy member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show include images never seen by the center staff before.
Digital technician Mack Frost examines a scrapbook given to the center that contains photos collected by one of the Wild West Show's cowboys.
A negative and print from the collection of William Petzoldt shows a Crow Indian feast on Dec. 15, 1919. Photos in the center's archives are in a number of formats.
This detail of a blueprint describing a part of the M-1 Garand rifle shows how many revisions were made on the part during manufacture in World War II.
Aged blueprints acquired from Winchester show how to construct different parts of the company's firearms.
A young William F. Cody, at right, is shown in this early tintype with his rifle that he named Lucretia Borgia.
Photographs of William F. Cody, like this one, will be digitized and available online thanks to a $150,000 grant to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's McCracken Research Library.
Archivist Samantha Harper, digital technician Mack Frost and Housel director Mary Robinson show one of the half-million items contained in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's collection of photographs.
Samantha Harper opens one of the vault’s filing cabinets to reveal a 1950 Randolph Scott movie poster that was donated to the center.
Photographs like this one of William F. Cody and his cowboys in Paris in 1905 will be digitized and available online thanks to a $150,000 grant to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s McCracken Research Library.
The Rex Hotel was constructed in 1910, built by Alfred Heimer, who cooked for Buffalo Bill Cody at his Wild West Show. Initially, Heimer’s dining room fare offered “cold beer and good German lunches.” The Rex became a meeting place for colorful Western characters, including Buffalo Bill, Cal…
SHERIDAN — The owners of the landmark Sheridan Inn say they are closing down the building and the restaurant it houses on Oct. 1.