The famous Wild West showman pens a hopeful letter to his friend, stating New England was never big for me. But wait till we start west. I predict a big season. The letter was written during the downfall of Cody's show empire due to outside expenses draining the immense profits from his show. 1 page, 8½x11 framed to an overall size of 25½x18½.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West combined with Pawnee Bill's Great Far East. Dear Mayor Glad Light, Your letter which found me is fine health.We had two bad towns last week. No one ever done business in either. Been getting good deposits from the mines. I believe I'll walk a sale of the. Note if good are doing. While I telegraph you for now we are all OK here-now. And barring accident we will be OK. New England was never big for me. Cody began his Wild West career herding cattle at age nine. Five years later, he became the Pony Express' youngest rider. Throughout the Civil War, Cody worked as a government scout, extracting from life and the West all that it had to offer. His western notoriety grew with his adventures, including those during the Sioux War, in which he purportedly fought a duel with Chief Yellow Hand. Cody's theatrical career was launched that same year with his re-enactments of such Indian battles. By 1883, he formed his first.
Spectacle, becoming a master showman who toured internationally until 1903. In 1908, Cody teamed up with his old rival, "Pawnee Bill" Lillie for a combined "two Bills" show. Lillie called his show "Far East" because it included Japanese and Arab performers, as well as Western Americana. Adopting the honorary rank of Colonel for himself, Cody addresses Lillie by the lower rank of Major. In 1913, financial circumstances forced Cody to sell his own show and join the Sells Floto show.
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