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Buffalo Bill Cody, one of America’s biggest celebrities, was on a hunting expedition about 50 miles west of Cody, Wyoming (a town named after him) and a couple of miles from the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park, when he found an area he loved. He determined that a hunting lodge needed to be built there and he marked the spot with an ax. Construction began shortly after that and in 1905 the doors to the Pahaska Tepee opened to tourists.
The lodge was surrounded by porches on the north, south, and east. Bill’s suite was over the east porch. There were six more bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor, with seven additional rooms on the first level. A kitchen and dining area was added in 1920. It is now open for tours and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and List of Registered Historic Places in Wyoming.
Also visit http://www.wyolifestyle.com/Current%20Issue.html page 8 to see my article on The Irma Hotel, an American Landmark built by Cody.
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