By Robert E. Bonner

ISBN-10: 0806138297

ISBN-13: 9780806138299

ISBN-10: 0806154187

ISBN-13: 9780806154183

Celebrated showman of the previous West, William F. “Buffalo invoice” Cody took on one other position unknown to so much american citizens, that of the western land developer and city promoter. during this eye-catching learn, Robert E. Bonner demonstrates that the abilities Cody received from a long time in convey enterprise did not organize him for the tough area of commercial and finance.

Bonner examines Cody’s efforts as president of the Shoshone Irrigation corporation to strengthen the massive Horn Basin via large-scale irrigation and city improvement. This meticulously researched account indicates us a Buffalo invoice preoccupied with creating a greenback and never in any respect shy approximately utilizing his reputation to do it.

Cody spent large sums, bullied companions, patronized nation officers, and exercised his attraction in pursuit of constructing the excessive plains east of Yellowstone nationwide Park. His efforts assisted in shaping town of Cody and the large Horn Basin. With the well-known Irma lodge as a cornerstone, he equipped the 1st infrastructure of the Cody-Yellowstone vacationer alternate and hooked up his little Wyoming city with the wealth of the East via own hospitality and travel.

Laced with enticing anecdotes and that includes greater than twenty pictures, William F. Cody’s Wyoming Empire is a miles wanted examine an excessively mythologized personality. there has been extra to William F. Cody than the Wild West show—and we won't build an entire photograph of the guy with out realizing his entrepreneurial actions in Wyoming.

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