Colorado USGenWeb Archives

William Frederick Cody
(Buffalo Bill Cody)
Lookout Mountain, Jefferson County

Tombstone Photographs

The William F. Cody grave site is on top of Lookout Mountain, west of Denver.

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William F. Cody Grave Site

William Frederick Cody, 1846-1917, and his wife Louisa Maud Cody, 1844-1923, are buried on top of Lookout Mountain west of Denver at his request. Their grave site is on the grounds of the Buffalo Bill Museum.

Several memorial markers mark the graves including the Colonel William F Cody marker that introduced this page, a standard VA military marker recognizing W.F. Cody's Medal of Honor earned while serving as a civilian scout with the 3rd US Cav. and a tablet erected by the BPOE. There is also a memorial marker for Johnny Baker "Foster son of Buffalo Bill."

William F. Cody was a Pony Express rider, meat hunter for the Kansas Pacific Railroad crews (where he acquired the nickname Buffalo Bill), US Army Scout, Dime Novel hero and showman operating "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show" before he retired in Denver.

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