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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Buffalo Bill in Piedmont Park

After fighting in the war, etc., Bill Cody left Iowa and the midwest to stage Wild West Shows. In 1872 he debuted in Chicago with Texas Jack Omohundro in The Scouts of the Prairie.  The troupe travelled for ten years. One of his shows included the story of Warbonnet Creek where he claimed to have scalped a Cheyenne warrior for the death of George Armstrong Custer.  In past days, it was well-known that Cody brought his troupe to Atlanta and performed in Piedmont Park.  There was a railroad track going through the park and he staged his performance at the end of a  spur.

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