Thursday, October 6, 2011
USA - Nebraska - Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
BUFFALO BILL RANCH STATE HISTORICAL PARK
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA
In 1886 Cody contracted Patrick Walsh to build two-story, nine room house at a cost of $3,900. In 1909 the Cody's remodeled the house, adding nine rooms, electric lights, indoor plumbing and a furnace. Cody entertained friends from all across America at his ranch house.
Sent by Cherie, a WiP partner from USA.
This is from Wikipedia : Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, also known as Scout's Rest Ranch, is a living history park located west of North Platte, Nebraska.
The property includes a home owned by Buffalo Bill, as well as many other historical exhibits. The park can be found along U.S. Route 30 two miles west of North Platte.
It includes a Second Empire architecture building built in 1886. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
During flooding on the Platte River in the summer of 2011 it was closed, the exhibits moved and berms were built around the buildings. The flooding came close to the compound but was not as severe as expected.