Cody In Cody; 1910


Right of center, with the black hat, sampling oil, is W.B. "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1847-1917) outside Cody, Wyoming, The year is 1910 and the well is located in the Shoshone Anticline Field. Courtesy Wyoming Heritage Center.

Mr. Cody was a famous Indian fighter, buffalo slaughterer and showman. He also dabbled in oil around his country in Wyoming, including owning some interests in the great, Salt Creek Field.