William Cody (1846 – 1917), famously “Buffalo Bill,” was a man of many roles but was highly recognized for his Wild West Show established in Nebraska. Through his entertainment contribution he “popularized the cowboy as a romantic figure in American History.”
He was also a soldier, buffalo hunter, Army scout, actor, and rancher.
Cody was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1967-68.
(A publication excerpt highlighting Cody’s participation in the Battle of Warbonnet Creek.)