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Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead, Princeton

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The Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead is the boyhood home of Buffalo Bill Cody, a government scout and Wild West showman. The homestead is located in the broad valley of the Wapsipinicon River Valley south of McCausland, Iowa, United States, in rural Scott County. The farmhouse was built in 1847 by Isaac Cody, Buffalo Bill's father, of native limestone and contains walnut floors and trim.
Isaac and Mary Cody, parents of the legendary Buffalo Bill, moved their family to the homestead from LeClaire, Iowa, where Bill was born and raised.

On January 24, 1974, The Cody Homestead was entered to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Iowa Society of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America owns the furnishings in the 1847 main room and the 1870 bedroom.
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  • We started the day here, watching the two bison in the field. Then we entered the home and were totally wowed! After paying our admissions, we were given a laminated sheet of information for a... 
    We started the day here, watching the two bison in the field. Then we entered the home and were totally wowed! After paying our admissions, we were given a laminated sheet of information for a...  more »
  • Interesting to see how people lived back in the day. Only a $2.00 admission fee and was well worth it. 
    Interesting to see how people lived back in the day. Only a $2.00 admission fee and was well worth it.  more »
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  • Interesting collection throughout the house of items from the 1800s. Liked the self-guided help sheet that highlighted and described what we were looking at. Surprisingly, we were the only two guests on a beautiful Saturday morning so we could move at our own pace and enjoy the setting. One suggestion would be to add more info about Buffalo Bill and what he would have been doing while living there, knowing that he would have only been a young child.
  • Nice well preserved homestead with info/fact sheet as you walked room to room.

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