Scout's Rest 1999
|Nestled into North Platte Nebraska is a small state park which houses "Scout's Rest", the home ranch of Buffalo Bill Cody. This was his home. Not exactly what I expected.|
|The barn was a work of art in itself. The wild west show of course had a lot of valuable stock to take care of, and this is where it was housed.|
Look close at the eve at the
top of the barn or the enlargement at left. The Ace of Hearts with a bullet hole in it was the
calling card of Annie Oakley. Each of the rafters under the roof (see
detail in the picture at right)
were sawn to resemble gun stocks. Nebraska has done a very good job
restoring the buildings here.
If you're interested in reading more about Bill and the Wild West Show, check out this site! (Lot's of graphics too - be patient - it's worth it!) Bill went on from Nebraska to found Cody, Wyoming, and was eventually laid to rest on Lookout Mountain (near Denver) in 1917.
by James W. Harrison. All rights reserved.