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Post by silverquill » March 16th, 2018, 2:31 pm

Buffalo Bill from Prairie to Palace by John M. Burke (1842 - 1917).

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William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody is one of the legends of the American western frontier. As a teen he rode for the pony expressed and then drove for the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. He later rejoined the army as a scout and was awarded the medal of honor for his valor during the Indian Wars. His fame became worldwide, however, through his flamboyant Wild West shows which toured not only across the American West but through England and Europe.

John M. Burke served as Cody’s publicist and promoter for the Wild West shows, propelling him into celebrity status. From his preface to this biography:

"An association of some thirty years with the subject of these pages, a familiarity with his history gained by opportune meetings and conversations with comrades now living, and those since dead—who were witnesses of the events that assisted to make the individual prominent—makes me feel it a public duty to accede to the publisher’s request to compile a short, sharp, and veracious account of the unique history of this picturesque character.

"The compiler of the accompanying pages has attempted to present to the reader, in a terse, compact compendium of facts, the story of a career that, if given in a detailed biography, would absorb volumes, believing that owing to his prominence at home and abroad the public desire some authentic knowledge of the notable events in his career. In fact, here are presented a few plain truths, unadorned, for the benefit of those too occupied to have heretofore learned the story and triumphs of the frontier lad of nine years, from the wild Western scenes of Kansas and Nebraska, from the prairies of the Platte to the parlors of the East and the palaces of Europe." ( Larry Wilson)
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Post by silverquill » March 16th, 2018, 2:38 pm

As promised, here is another work about the American West!

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Post by dlolso21 » March 16th, 2018, 5:31 pm

Larry,

I can MC this for you.

MW is set up.

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Post by silverquill » March 16th, 2018, 7:22 pm

Thank you David! So much appreciated.

A DPL would be most welcome.

By request, I've found another book about the American West.
Some of the chapters are long, but I thought it best in this case to keep them intact.

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Post by DrPGould » March 19th, 2018, 8:00 pm

Larry:

With your permission, I'd like to DPL this one. (Once hosted a dinner at Cody's last ranch in Western Nebraska.)

Many thanks,

Philip
I will be away from the boards July 20-22.

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Post by silverquill » March 19th, 2018, 8:40 pm

DrPGould wrote:
March 19th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Larry:

With your permission, I'd like to DPL this one. (Once hosted a dinner at Cody's last ranch in Western Nebraska.)

Many thanks,

Philip
Wow, that must have been an experience! What was on the menu? Buffalo, I hope.

David will put you in as DPL.

Thank you so much. I will be a pleasure to work with you.

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Post by DrPGould » March 19th, 2018, 8:47 pm

Actually, it was beef and pork barbecue with all the trimmings. Entertainment was banjos and fiddlin'. It was the finale of a continuing professional education program I put together. The state was running the place as a state park and museum. The folks who attended enjoyed it.

Always a pleasure to work with you. I think the readers will enjoy this.

David--great to work with you again as well.

Many thanks,

Philip
I will be away from the boards July 20-22.

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Post by dlolso21 » March 20th, 2018, 3:53 am

Welcome Philip !

Moving to Readers Wanted.

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Post by Mfassio » March 21st, 2018, 10:12 am

Hi!
Buffalo Bill led a fascinating life. I’d love to help kick this one off with Chapters 3 and 4. Thanks!
Thanks,

Michael

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Post by silverquill » March 21st, 2018, 11:03 am

Mfassio wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 10:12 am
Hi!
Buffalo Bill led a fascinating life. I’d love to help kick this one off with Chapters 3 and 4. Thanks!
Thank you for our first claim!

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Post by 5Tommy00 » March 21st, 2018, 3:48 pm

I'd like to take Section 1 ("Introductory") and Section 2 ("The Scout") if I may.

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Post by johnb2 » March 21st, 2018, 7:19 pm

Larry and Phillip

I'd like to do

Chapters: 11, Boy miner
14 Hold up
16 Soldier

john

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Post by silverquill » March 21st, 2018, 8:38 pm

johnb2 wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 7:19 pm
Larry and Phillip

I'd like to do

Chapters: 11, Boy miner
14 Hold up
16 Soldier

john
Thanks, John!
Your are in for these.

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Post by silverquill » March 22nd, 2018, 7:04 am

5Tommy00 wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 3:48 pm
I'd like to take Section 1 ("Introductory") and Section 2 ("The Scout") if I may.
Thank You!

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Post by johnb2 » March 22nd, 2018, 9:05 am


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