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Buffalo Bill and timber news release

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Buffalo Bill warns that the continued destruction of timber and underbrush in the Bighorn Basin will threaten the region's ability to acquire water for irrigation.

Resource Type: Release, News

Subject: Nature conservation; Water conservation; Irrigation; Erosion--Environmental aspects; Timber; United States--Bighorn Basin; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-03-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Elihu Root

Description:

Buffalo Bill requests that Lieutenant Stott of the 12th Cavalry be detailed for a year of cavalry school at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, instead of completing his orders in the Philippines. President Roosevelt would like Stott to go to the school and, if not possible, asks that Secretary Root complete a thorough reply for Roosevelt to send to Bill.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Kansas--Fort Leavenworth; Philippines; Cavalry School (U.S.); Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917

Date: 1903-06-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Marcus Alonzo Hanna's death was a tragedy. He had many "large and generous traits." Near the end, Hanna sent Roosevelt a note that showed him at his best. Roosevelt recently had lunch with Buffalo Bill. Granville Fortescue is working to get sent to Korea in order to see the fighting of the Russo-Japanese War. Roosevelt agrees that a West Point education would be good for Ted Roosevelt, just like it would be good for anyone, but he believes that Ted has too much potential to enter the army.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); Death and burial of a person; Dinners and dining; Military attacheĢs; Vocational guidance; Young men--Education; Young men--Employment; Korea; United States Military Academy; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917; Fortescue, Granville, 1875-1952

Date: 1904-02-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

President Roosevelt's horses are still ill. John Willis and Buffalo Bill visited. Roosevelt walks with Granville Fortescue but admits he needs to get more exercise. He relates a story about Archie and Quentin reciting poems.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Exercise; Horses--Health; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918; Fortescue, Granville, 1875-1952; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917; Willis, John, 1857-1944

Date: 1904-02-19

Authority for top notches

Description:

A series of short letters sent to Daniel Carter Beard about kinds of merit badges, called "Top Notches," that could be offered to Beard's Sons of Daniel Boone which, in 1909, became the Boy Pioneers of America. The organization later merged with the nascent Boy Scouts of America. One of the short letters is from Theodore Roosevelt with suggestions for actions that merit "Top Notches."

Resource Type: Other

Subject: History--Societies, etc.; Nonprofit organizations; Boy Scouts of America; Bell, James Franklin, 1856-1919; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917; Dewey, George, 1837-1917; Muir, John, 1838-1914; Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1907-04-09?

A new scout on the old trail

Description:

A young "Boy Scout" standing outside his tent meets "Davy Crockett, Buffalo Bill, Texas Jack [Omohundro], Kit Carson, California Joe, [and] Dan'l Boone." Caption: "Put it thar, Pard! Yer do us proud!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Boy Scouts; Frontier and pioneer life; Boy Scouts of America; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917; Carson, Kit, 1809-1868; Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820; Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836; Milner, Moses Embree, 1829-1876; Omohundro, John Burwell, 1846-1880

Date: 1912-06-05

Letter from Gifford Pinchot to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Gifford Pinchot recommends Alexander Proctor as the sculptor for a statue of Buffalo Bill. Pinchot thinks Proctor "knows and understands the West, and the spirit of the West." 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Statues; Sculpture; Memorial designers; Indians of North America; Cowboys; Art; Wyoming--Cody; United States, West; Colorado--Denver; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917

Date: 1917-03-10

Letter from Carl Parcher Russel to Don Russell

Description:

Carl Parcher Russell writes to Don Russell regarding a manuscript from Charles Marble, also known as "Buckskin Charley", who was a wilderness guide for Theodore Roosevelt. Russell mentions an article in The Westerners Brand Book.

 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hunting guns; Firearms; Manuscripts; Books and reading; United States--Yellowstone National Park; United States. National Park Service; United States. Department of the Interior; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917

Date: 1950-02-09

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