Le Claire, Iowa: Birthplace of Buffalo Bill Cody

A small rock marks the 1846 birthplace of the 19th century's biggest wild west showman, William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

Address:
Territorial Rd, Le Claire, IA
Directions:
From downtown drive north one mile on US Hwy 67/Great River Rd. Turn west onto Territorial Rd. Drive 1.5 miles. The birthplace rock will be on the right, just past the intersection of 270th Ave. It's a small rock, so watch for it.
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Riverfront view.

Birthplace of Buffalo Bill Cody

Beautiful place to visit.

[Iroots, 05/30/2020]

The birthplace rock is in the vicinity of The LeClaire Freedom Rock, which is currently illustrated with a rifle-toting Buffalo Bill.

Buffalo Bill birthplace.

Birthplace of Buffalo Bill Cody

A stone marker identifies the location of the farm where Buffalo Bill Cody was born in 1846. Today it is a corn field; the farm is long gone. Buffalo Bill was one of the first national "superstars," and, for his time, was quite progressive in trying to get people to learn about and appreciate other cultures. He was also one of the greatest showmen of the 19th century.

[Nathanael Miller, 08/14/2018]

Despite his Renaissance range of accomplishments, Buffalo Bill will always be known for killing buffalo.


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