My husband frequently has dr. appointments in Davenport, Ia- about 60 miles away from home.
The trip there and back is made partly on I-80.
Many times I have seen the signs for the historical site that is the Birthplace for Buffalo Bill Cody at Le Clair, Iowa. Today coming home I once again saw the sign. Since we will probably never take the time to stop there I decided to see what I could find on the interenet.
Buffalo Bill Cody was born in 1846 in Le Clair, Iowa. After the death of his father his mother moved the family to Kansas in 1857.
At the age of 12 he worked for a wagon train going to Fort Laramie, and at age 15 rode for the Pony Express.
He spent time in the Civil War and became famous for his amazing scouting abilities. In 1867 he began hunting buffalo for the Kansas Pacific work crews earning him the name" Buffalo" Bill.
To read more about this famous ( and view more photos) man including his Wild West Show with "Wild Bill Hicock" and Annie Oakley go to http://www.bbhc.org/