Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Le Clair, Iowa- the birthplace of Buffalo Bill Cody

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/


Cindy B said...

We have been to visit here also...very interesting! cindy

Debra said...

Lucky you! Iwould love to see it but it seems like we are always in a hurry to get home. Maybe someday!

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