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No vacancy: Wyoming state parks fill fast

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.

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Buffalo Bill hits the big screen (in a book)

Buffalo Bill hits the big screen (in a book)

”Buffalo Bill on the Silver Screen”

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Cody Homestead

Cody Homestead

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. 

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A buffalo in an enclosure

A buffalo in an enclosure

A buffalo in an enclosure outside the Cody Homestead in Iowa's Scott County. It is a stop on the historic Cody Trail. 

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LeClaire, Iowa, is a colorful Mississippi River stop on America’s Great River Road

LeClaire, Iowa, is a colorful Mississippi River stop on America’s Great River Road

LECLAIRE, Iowa — Perched on the west bank of the Mississippi River, LeClaire sits on the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Grant to expand online archive of Buffalo Bill photographs

Grant to expand online archive of Buffalo Bill photographs

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.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Eastern Europe route map

Eastern Europe route map

Mary Robinson, left, and Samantha Harper examine a route book that shows where Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show performed in Eastern Europe.

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Cowboy scrapbook

Cowboy scrapbook

Scrapbook photographs of a cowboy member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show include images never seen by the center staff before.

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Mack Frost

Mack Frost

Digital technician Mack Frost examines a scrapbook given to the center that contains photos collected by one of the Wild West Show's cowboys.

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Crow Indian Feast

Crow Indian Feast

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.

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Old blueprint

Old blueprint

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.

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Making a Garand rifle

Making a Garand rifle

Aged blueprints acquired from Winchester show how to construct different parts of the company's firearms. 

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Young Bill

Young Bill

A young William F. Cody, at right, is shown in this early tintype with his rifle that he named Lucretia Borgia.

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William F. Cody

William F. Cody

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.

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Negative

Negative

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.

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Old movie poster

Old movie poster

Samantha Harper opens one of the vault’s filing cabinets to reveal a 1950 Randolph Scott movie poster that was donated to the center.

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Cody in France

Cody in France

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.

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History making at The Rex

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…

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Sheridan Inn, restaurant to close Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — The owners of the landmark Sheridan Inn say they are closing down the building and the restaurant it houses on Oct. 1.

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Some Minckler items to be sold at auction

Thomas Minckler will be auctioning a small part of his collection Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Petroleum Club in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 27 N. 27th St. Minckler said the auction will consist of duplicates from his collection and items that are not germane to his collection, which focuses on th…

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