Title: Letter from William F. Cody to George T. Beck

Date: August 16, 1900

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders.
of the World.

Col. W. F. Cody. (Buffalo Bill), President.


Nate Salsbury. Vice-President & Manager.

John M. Burke. General Manager.
Albert E. Sheible, Business Manager.
Jule Keen, Treasurer.

My- Dear Beck

I was pleased to get your letter of the 10th I hope the protest case [2] is ended and I trust that we will soon get our patent [3] . I am sorry you think Mr Martin [4] was not friendly to you. I told him on his return that he should have consulted you. he located claims in your name— And I cannot make out why he did not work with you— I will send you the $25— to finish half payments on block 7. is the water still coming down to Town [5] & into the reservoir— do try and get all the water you possibly can in the reservoir [6] — so we can show people this reservoir this winter— My business big. [7]



Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Charles City, Iowa, on August 16, 1900. [back]

Note 2: In 1899 Hudson W. Darrah (1864-1929), a sawyer and teamster in Cody, Wyoming, filed a protest against the issuance of land patents for portions of the Shoshone Irrigation Company's Carey Act segregation. The protest was adjudicated in favor of Shoshone Irrigation Company and dismissed on July 31, 1900. [back]

Note 3: Land patents were granted to homesteaders on sections of land being reclaimed under the Carey Act. [back]

Note 4: John H. Martin (d.1910) was a Wyoming land agent who managed William F. Cody's interests in Cody, Wyoming. [back]

Note 5: Cody, Wyoming. [back]

Note 6: The "reservoir" is likely the small body of water near today's Beck Lake, just east of Cody, Wyoming, from which the city drew its drinking water. [back]

Note 7: During August 1900 Buffalo Bill's Wild West toured the midwestern United States. [back]

Title: Letter from William F. Cody to George T. Beck

Source: University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Buffalo Bill: Letters to George T. Beck, 1895-1910 (Acc. #9972), ah031450

Date: August 16, 1900

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Buffalo Bill's Wyoming

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943 Darrah, Hudson W., 1864-1929

Sponsor: Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

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