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Cody, WY

Quick Facts
  • Elevation: 5016
  • Population: 9100
  • John Colter visited the area in 1807, and he reported active gysers near the edge of the current town. (Only a few hot springs remain.) These thermal features were later named Colter's Hell by area mountain men.
  • When George Beck and William Cody attempted to lay out Cody's first streets in 1895, the original platt of Cody blew away.
  • Buffalo Bill wished to be buried on the top of Cedar Mountain West of Cody. When he died in Colorado in 1917 at the age of 71, he was in serious debt. His widow, Louisa, was paid a substantial sum to allow him to be buried on Lookout Mountain west of Golden, Colorado.
Cody, WY photo
Cody, WY photo
Cody, WY photo