My favourite place: Cody, Wyoming

For the latest in our historical holiday series, Peter explores a frontier town of the American West with links to Buffalo Bill...

A view of Old Trail Town, a collection of historic western buildings and artifacts, located in Cody, Wyoming. (Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the October 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine.

Cody rests in the scenic Bighorn Basin at an altitude of 5,000 feet above sea level. Surrounding the basin on three sides are the magnificent Owl Creek, Absaroka and Bighorn mountain ranges, with Yellowstone, widely held to be the world’s first national park, a little over 50 miles away.

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