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Old 09-06-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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That's right, Claim Jumper. I once owned a piece of that paper myself, many years ago.

It's hard to say anything about Buffalo Bill without immediately giving away who you're talking about. I guess I could have called him a "rancher" or "entrepreneur", but he was, more than anything else, a famous Wyoming cowboy. Heck, he even has an NFL franchise named after him... in of all places, New York!
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Heck, he even has an NFL franchise named after him... in of all places, New York!
Places in the east named Buffalo were not named for Buffalo Bill Cody as Buffalo, New York, for example, was named in the late 1700's for nearby Buffalo Creek way before he was even born.
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:56 PM
 
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Places in the east named Buffalo were not named for Buffalo Bill Cody as Buffalo, New York, for example, was named in the late 1700's for nearby Buffalo Creek way before he was even born.
As most here know, Buffalo, NY was not named for Buffalo Bill Cody that I'm sure we all agree on. However the NFL team in which was refered too was indeed named after Buffalo Bill Cody. Here is a link to that little tidbit:

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Buffalo’s team in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) in 1946 was the Bisons. In 1947 a contest was held to rename the team, which was owned by James Breuil of the Frontier Oil Company. The winning entry suggested Bills, reflecting on the famous western frontiersman, Buffalo Bill Cody. Carrying the “frontier” theme further, the winning contestant further offered that the team was being supported by Frontier Oil and was “opening a new frontier in sports in Western New York.” When Buffalo joined the new American Football League in 1960, the name of the city’s earlier pro football entry was adopted.


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Old 09-06-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Southern Calif. close to the ocean
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A lone pine tree growing out of a boulder has been a landmark in the what area since the Union Pacific railroad passed near the tree 140 years ago?
And according to legend the tree was watered by whom? 2 part question
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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A lone pine tree growing out of a boulder has been a landmark in the what area since the Union Pacific railroad passed near the tree 140 years ago.
And according to legend the tree was watered by whom?
I think I can get half of it. In 1865 General Grenville Dodge was surveying a path for the railroad when he and his party was attacked by indians. They fled and used the tree as a landmark for a future path over the mountain. That's my half. haha I have no clue about watering it. I'll give up my half to the person that figures out who watered it.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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A lone pine tree growing out of a boulder has been a landmark in the what area since the Union Pacific railroad passed near the tree 140 years ago?
And according to legend the tree was watered by whom? 2 part question
The lone pine tree landmark is in the Buford area and it was watered by the locomotive operators as they passed by.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Southern Calif. close to the ocean
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The lone pine tree landmark is in the Buford area and it was watered by the locomotive operators as they passed by.
toooo easy your turn
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Southern Calif. close to the ocean
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I think I can get half of it. In 1865 General Grenville Dodge was surveying a path for the railroad when he and his party was attacked by indians. They fled and used the tree as a landmark for a future path over the mountain. That's my half. haha I have no clue about watering it. I'll give up my half to the person that figures out who watered it.
i wonder if your story is part of the same area/tree?
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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i wonder if your story is part of the same area/tree?
Well, I think it is. General Grenville Dodge was the Chief Engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad. The tree is just a short ways out of Laramie and is now surrounded by a protective fence with a sign on it explaining it's importance.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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toooo easy your turn
Okay, I have a couple of questions. One I'm sure you all will get rather quickly, but the other one is one I doubt most, if any, of you will know, so if anyone gets it I will truely be amazed.

The first question counts for your turn if you answer correctly, the second question will really show you know a lot about WY history and trivia and I will galdly bow at your feet.

1.) What is Isa Lake best known for?

2.) Who did all of the taxidermy work that was done in the late 1800's - early 1900's that was/is displayed in the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, WY?
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