While on my trip in Denver, I took the time to visit an American Legend – William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. His grave is located in Lookout Mountain Park, part of the Denver Mountain Parks system. The site overlooks the Great Plains and the Rockies.
To see more, I went to the Buffalo Bill Museum. Much to my surprise the museum has a great collection of design history. There I found products, fashion design, furniture design, board games, posters, and even graphic novels all about the interesting Buffalo Bill. All of these unique pieces of design from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s illustrated the life and legend of William F. Cody. Within the designs, I could see the influence of the Victorian Era, Art Nouveau, and different cultures found at the World Fairs during that time in history.
Right next door is a fun gift shop with a friendly staff and dog. Ladies beware of the feeling of being watched as you walk down into the bathroom. The site has even been investigated on the SyFi show Ghost Hunters. Check it out sometime: Ghost Hunters: Season Five, Part 2, Disc #2 Episode 8: Ghost of Buffalo Bill.
If you’re in Denver, do take the time to see the beauty that surroundings and the unique collection of design history. The site is located at 987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, CO 80401. For more information, go to www.buffalobill.org.
Lindsey Rush Hawkins