From 1922 to 1934, there was a college preparatory school for boys down the south fork in Cody. The Valley Ranch Boarding School was founded by Larry Larom and Winthrop Brooks. The two men were from wealthy New York families. Larom visited Cody a couple of times, and eventually decided he wanted to become a […]
McCracken Research Library
Find out what goes on in the Center of the West's McCracken Research Library and get an insider's look at the incredible photographs, archives, and manuscripts housed and processed by the library's staff—who are still making some amazing finds within the collections.
Samantha Harper is an archivist at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s McCracken Research Library. This job means that Harper digs through documents, photography and books every day. Harper recently discovered more information about a man named Harry E. Miller. “He was a forest ranger for the Shoshone National Forest during the early years […]
Did you ever think that Cody had a connection with the Boston Red Sox? Well, it turns out there is a connection. Eric Rossborough, the associate librarian at the McCracken Research Library and is from Boston himself, was pleasantly surprised to find out that Cody and the Bighorn Basin has some connection with the Boston […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2013 Cliff House Revealed By Mack Frost As a photographer, I constantly have to remind myself how lucky and honored I am to have the job of digitally scanning the archives of the McCracken Research Library at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Every day, I get to […]
When Leonard Cody Bell (not related) was nine years old, Buffalo Bill Cody offered him $10,000 if he would keep his hair long until he was 18. By the time Cody Bell was a teenager his hair was 58 inches long. Eric Rossborough, the associate librarian at the McCracken Research Library, said Cody Bell managed […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2015 A Leap But Not a Stretch: Buffalo Bill and La Rana nel Wild West, conclusion Click here to read part 1 By Mary Robinson & Robert W. Rydell One of the Center’s most striking and original posters shows Buffalo Bill astride a bucking bullfrog. In the last issue […]