Buffalo Bill

It’s been almost a year since I moved to this part of Glasgow and life has spun round many a time during that year, one of my favourite things to do here is wandering the streets and explore, even though you have to watch your step as the sidewalks are full of shit (mostly dog), needles and drunks hanging out in front of the many betting shops but one of the more pleasant surprises I’ve come across was a bronze statue of Colonel William F Cody aka Buffalo Bill sitting on a large pedestal in a small park.

Colonel William F Cody

Colonel William F Cody

So I asked myself (and Google) what is he doing here and I found out he took his western show on European tour a staggering eight time and performed in Dennistoun (Glasgow) from November 16 until February 27, 1891/92 and I can’t help by wonder what a wonderful spectacle it must have been to watch with his rough riders performing tricks on their horses with knife throwing and gun shooting.

It must have made quite an impression on the good folks of Denniston since they still remembered and choose Buffalo Bill to be part of a new development 115 years after his visit.

I spent some time with “him” trying to soak up the atmosphere and get that perfect shot and this is what I saw.

Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill

Did anyone else come across traces from Buffalo Bill’s European tour?

 

About brixpoul

A Dane on Adventures, All-round lover of the great outdoors, passionate about coffee, travel & photography. Currently on a mission against cancer. Follow me on my blog brixpoul.wordpress.com or twitter.com/brixpoul and please take time to say hi :)
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8 Responses to Buffalo Bill

  1. Paula says:

    Hey, these are some very cool shots of the statue🙂. The tower in the background is intriguing me😀

  2. Funny–I’m blogging about European influences in the U.S., and here you’ve found a bit of an American element in Europe. Nice story and terrific photos!

  3. ledrakenoir says:

    Sitting Bull and Annie (get your gun) vas a part of the BB show in Europe at least about late 1880s and early 1890s.- interesting post and great shots…😉

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