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February 26, 2017 – January 21, 2018

A Better Place Could Hardly Have Been Chosen


This year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s death in Denver on January 10, 1917 and burial here on Lookout Mountain on June 3, 1917.  Buffalo Bill was laid to rest on this site overlooking the Great Plains to the east and the Rocky Mountains to the west.  It was a place he had chosen on his deathbed in Denver and a decision that was supported by his family and friends.  For several years he laid beneath a crude pile of stones, undisturbed by discord or controversy.  This peaceful slumber, however, would not continue.  This special exhibit explores the controversy associated with Buffalo Bill’s burial on Lookout Mountain and the history of the grave and surrounding site since 1917.




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