Last night the BBE got to talk to Pack 131 about their connection to folks like Buffalo Bill, Kit Carson, Jim Bridger and such, and thank ’em for keeping the Scouting spirit alive… great kids… I personally love the color guard and the Pledge of Allegiance that starts these meetings…
Last time was my show in 1913! It sure felt good to be a part of the effort to rebuild Fort Sedgwick up by Julesburg, CO at their first fundraiser Friday night. In return they honored the BBE with a standing O and a vintage collapsible cup for those long Pony Express rides. Buffalo Bill was a frequent visitor to the fort. Thanks, Julesburg!
The BBE was privileged to talk to the Scouts of Pack 788 about their scouting roots to Buffalo Bill, Kit Carson and the like… Bill was a good friend of Lord Baden-Powell, who would incorporate many frontier ways when he created the Boy Scouts! (Some even say the neckerchief that Scouts wear today was inspired by Buffalo Bill!)
What a trip… the Buffalo Gap Historic Village hosted an amazing fundraiser with the BBE at their legendary local Perini Ranch Steak House. Sold out… 400 seats at $125/plate, not including the silent auction… an evening the BBE will never forget, for sure… I sure was humbled when I looked up from my final bow and they were standing while they applauded. Thank you Buffalo Gap for your gracious hospitality! Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloGapHistoricVillage/ and see all they’re doing to preserve our history!
This school sure has it together… great teachers and enthusiastic kids. A total pleasure! Check out their Facebook post about it! (Special thanks to Ms. Hoehn…)
Good to be back in the classroom, especially bein’ asked back! Got a bunch of schools lined up in September, and some travelling in the near future for the adults! Julesburg, CO and Buffalo Gap, TX comin’ up, by Jiminy!
The Buffalo Bill Experience was honored once again to raise the flag for the Overland Trail Museum’s Independence Day Celebration’s opening ceremony and perform for the folks in Sterling, CO! (I wonder if doin’ a third one would be pushin’ it??) It was a warm one, but over 200 stalwart Buffalo Bill fans stayed for the whole show!
“Buffalo Bill” was WAY honored to receive the “key to the city” from the ambassadors of Brush, CO prior to my presentation there this weekend! I was ALSO honored to pass along history with my good friend Martin KnifeChief, who generously shares his rich Lakota culture!
Here are a couple shots from last week’s shows at South Ridge and Iron Horse Elementary schools… now all these classrooms may LOOK the same as all the other classrooms, but lemme tell ya… every classroom is a new adventure. After talkin’ about how clever the Indians were in utilizing all the buffalo parts, I got stumped on “What did the Indians use buffalo hooves for?” Ok, ya got me… I know about the hides, bones, meat, horns, heart, bladder etc etc, even the POOP, but I admittedly got nothin’ for the hooves… so apparently I’ve got some homework to do. Another teacher said she’s never seen them so engaged… I’m hopin’ at least a couple of kids are going to get interested in history after seeing the BBE..