Scout's Rest

Scout's Rest (HM1GCS)

Location: North Platte, NE 69101 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 9.772', W 100° 47.737'

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William Frederick Cody (1846-1917), known to the world a "Buffalo Bill," was the most noted Nebraskan of his day. The Many national and European tours of his various "Wild West" exhibitions made him the living symbol of the American West.

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
Marker Number232
Placed BySaline County; Nebraska State Historical Society.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 349354 N 4558391
Decimal Degrees41.16286667, -100.79561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 9.772', W 100° 47.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 9' 46.32" N, 100° 47' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1984 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd, North Platte NE 69101, US
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