Cody Old Trail Town, Wyoming, USA

AnnDixon

Chester, United Kingdom

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Old Trail Town is located in Cody, Wyoming—gateway to Yellowstone Park’s East entrance. Cody is in the heart of the “American West.” For example, a short distance north of Cody you could take the turnoff and drive the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway through Wyoming’s spectacular Sunlight Basin on the way to Cooke City, Montana, and the northeast entrance to Yellowstone Park. The Sunlight Basin is located in the midst of the majestic peaks of the Absaroka Mountains with cuthroat trout steams beckoning at every turn. Or, instead of taking the turn to historic Cooke City, you could take the turn to historic Red Lodge, Montana, and drive over the remarkable Beartooth Pass and Beartooth Mountains. During your stay in Cody, you’ll enjoy shopping, vacationing at one of the area’s fine dude ranches, visiting the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, or taking advantage of the area’s outdoor recreational activities. We would like to extend our personal invitation to have you visit Old Trail town and Cody, Wyoming.

The Old Trail Town collection now consists of 26 buildings, which date from 1879 to 1901, one hundred horse-drawn vehicles, plus an extensive collection of Native American artifacts and memorabilia of the Wyoming frontier. Native American artifacts are representative of Shoshone, Gros Ventre, and Crow indian culture and heritage. Old Trail Town interprets the American West and Wyoming’s colorful western past with its buildings and extensive collection of treasured memorabilia reflecting live on the Wyoming Frontier as well as the lives of many of Wyoming’s colorful historical figures. These include John “Jeremiah” Liver Eating" Johnston, Jim White “Buffalo Hunter,” Phillip Vitter, a trapper killed by a grizzly bear, W.A. Gallagher and Blind Bill, cowboys murdered in 1894. Of course, the story of the West is incomplete without the mention of Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy, outlaws, and Curry, General Custer’s Crow Indian scout, and General Custer Himself.

The Rivers Saloon pictured above was built at the mouth of Wood River, west of present-day Meeteetse, Wyoming, in 1888. It was frequented by cowboys, gold miners, outlaws, and other colorful characters of the old West. Bullet holes can still be seen in the door.

The “Hole in The Wall” gang’s cabin is a two-room log cabin built on Buffalo Creek in the “Hole in the Wall” country in 1883 by Alexander Ghent. It was a rendezvous for Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and other outlaws of the region.

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