Cody came to Nebraska in 1869 as guide and scout for the 5th Cavalry at nearby Fort McPherson. He also served as guide for the wealthy and famous on buffalo hunts. Buffalo Bill first went on the stage in 1872, and he formed his first "Wild West" in 1883. He was also involved in ranching and farming, and he was a pioneer in the development of irrigation in both Nebraska and Wyoming.
Scout's Rest was built for Buffalo Bill in 1886 as a place to relax between show tours. Here he entertained in elaborate style his famous contemporaries as well as his old friends of frontier days. Scout's Rest was named to the National Register of Historic Places on January 30, 1978. The house is in Second Empire style with Italianate and Eastlake features; it cost $3,900. The rear addition was added in 1909.
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Nebraska State Historical Society
|Series||This marker is part of the Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Saline County; Nebraska State Historical Society.|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:54pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 349354 N 4558391|
|Decimal Degrees||41.16286667, -100.79561667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 9.772', W 100° 47.737'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 9' 46.32" N, 100° 47' 44.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1984 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd, North Platte NE 69101, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.