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HERE'S THE REASON THEY CALL THE GREAT
AMERICAN SCOUT "BUFFALO BILL"
By Frank Merriwell, Jr.
Here is broncho-busting, sharp
shooting, prairie-crossing, Indian
fighting "Wild West Buffalo Bill!"
- He has been in more Indian fights
than any other living man!
He made his name as a scout and
guide during the civil war when the
man who ventured into the unknown
country carried his life in his hand!
He was THE most daring rider of
the "Pony Express" which was or
ganized in 1860 and in that were
only daring riders! )
He originated the wonderful "Wild
West show" which every 'live Ameri
can boy manages to see at least
And the best jrart of the whole
story is that this real hero of civil
war days is still VERY MUCH ALIVE. '
His right name is Col. William F.
Cody. But maybe you have often
wondered how and where he got the
title of "Buffalo Bill." It isn't just
a mythical name which he adopted
because he liked it. There'is a real
r6ason for it!
Away back in 1857, Col. Cody
made a contract with the Kansas
Pacific railroad to supply its em
ployes with all the meat needed while
the line was being constructed. He
carried out this agreement just the
same as he always done everything
else right to the dot..
In 18 months he killed 4,280 buf
falo. The men in camp and the men
on the range knew this and thought
it such a wonderful achievement that
they nicknamed the colonel "Buffalo
Bill." The name stuck to him and