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Podcast Credits
Voice Actors
  • Van Ramsey
  • Eileen Simmons
  • Andrea Wallis
  • Ronald Averill
  • Lisa Labovitch
  • David Dilgard
  • Zac Matthews
  • Cameron Johnson
Audio Engineering
  • Cameron Johnson
  • David Dilgard
  • Laura McCarty
  • "Wild West Music of Buffalo Bill's Cowboy
    Band." Americus Brass Band.
    Cody, WY: Northwest College
    Foundation, 1996. Used by permission
    of Buffalo Bill Center of the West,
    Cody, Wyoming, USA; and Northwest College of Powell, Wyoming.
Sound Effects
  • Freesound Project
    • down town street ambience
    • EatingPlace.mp3
    • distant_construction_
    • carroca-na-colheita-do-cafe.aif
    • gunshots.mp3
    • crowd-cheering-football-01
    • Streetcar02.wav
  • BBC Sound Effects Library
    • Herd of horses out on a trek
      Horses I
    • Horses in stables whickering to one another
      Horses I
    • One hrse walking along, pulling cart
      Horses I
    • Indian War Sound
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Wild West chefs and cooks in the Cookhouse --Buffalo Bill's Wild West circa 1890

They fed 650 people three times a day. During the season, the show moved almost daily. The patriotic bunting in the photo was in honor of Independence Day.

Image used by permission of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, U.S.A.; P.69.87

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Portrait of Samuel Mellison (1849-1927) c. 1910 Everett Police Jailer Samuel Mellison had served as scout with Buffalo Bill and Gen. George Armstrong Custer during the Indian Wars. He moved to Everett in 1900, joined the police force in 1905, and rose in the ranks. He still sat a horse well enough to lead parades in the City of Smokestacks for many years.

A Barnum & Baley's Parade of Elephants walking down Hewett Ave., Everett, WA, August 19, 1908 Though no photos have been located of Buffalo Bill's Wild West appearance here in Everett, this image of the Barnum & Bailey circus parade at Hewitt and Colby, taken about one month before the Wild West appearance in 1908, gives the viewer an idea of what the crowd scene might have been like.

Members of the Women's Union League, posing in a line in front of Hotel Columbia in Everett, WA 1912 photo of the Women's Union Label League in Everett. The group encouraged purchasing goods with union labels attached. Note the women's dress, and the wooden plank streets within the downtown area.

Research Sources
Newspaper Articles
  • "Wild West Show." Everett Morning Tribune, 17 September 1908.
  • "Buffalo Bill and His Wild West Show." Everett Morning Tribune, 23 September 1908.
  • "Last Big Show of the Season Here." Everett Daily Herald, 22 September 1908.
  • "'Buffalo Bill' Meets Friend of Old Days" Everett Daily Herald, 22 September 1908.
  • "Wild West Show to Use Old Location." Everett Daily Herald, 21 September 1908.
  • "Will Show the 'Wild West' as It Once Was." Everett Daily Herald, 19 September 1908.
Additional Sources
  • Wilson, R.L. Buffalo Bill's Wild West: An American Legend. New York: Wiley, 2000. 978.02 WILSON
  • Carter, Robert A. Buffalo Bill Cody: The Man Behind the Legend. New York: Wiley, 2000. 978.0209 CODY
  • McMurty, Larry. The Colonel and the Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America. New York: Simon & Schuster, c2005. 978.0209 MCMURTY
  • Delaney, Michelle Anne. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: A Photographic History by Gertrude Kasebier. 978.0049 DELANEY
  • Dilgard, David. Mill Town Footlights: The Theaters of Everett, Washington. Everett Public Library, 2001. 792.0979 DILGARD
  • Whitfield, William. History of Snohomish County, Washington. Chicago: Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, 1926. 979.771 WHITFIELD
  • Greater Riverside Organization. Riverside Remembers: books I, II, & III. Everett, WA: The Organization, 1987. 979.771 RIVERSIDE

Main Library

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    Everett, WA 98201
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    Everett, WA 98204
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