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July 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Newton Public Library
Newton, IA 50208
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Remembering Iowa’s Buffalo Bill: Never Missed and He Never Will

Monday, July 16, 2018

William F. Cody, better known as “Buffalo Bill,” was born near Le Claire, Iowa, in Scott County. By the end of his life, he had become what some have called the most famous American in the world. He was a Pony Express rider, an Army scout, a buffalo hunter for the railroad, and the founder and central attraction of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, which traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe for thirty years. Professor Roy Behrens provides an overview of Cody’s life, both tragic and heroic, in this fast-paced and entertaining 45-minute talk, illustrated by projected vintage photographs, film clips and animated graphics. This presentation is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and is free and open to the public.