Although Buffalo Bill Cody and Alexander Majors said that Cody rode for the Pony Express, some have disputed it. Nevertheless, Cody, through his Wild West Show, played a major role in publicizing the Pony Express world-wide. Buffalo Bill did not become famous because of the Pony Express, but the Pony Express became famous because of Buffalo Bill. The Pony Express riders became popular figures in the public imagination and continue to play a positive role in American legend.
Between 1883 and 1914, Buffalo Bill’s show toured St. Joseph nine times. The exhibit details some of the acts and the seemingly impossible task of putting on a show of this magnitude day after day on the tour.
Included here are photos taken during the installation of the exhibit. Not only can you see how an exhibit comes into being, but also, you can see some parts of the exhibit itself.