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Walk in the paths of pioneers, outlaws, gold miners, soldiers, and cowboys.
Founded in 1879 on a buffalo trail that forded Clear Creek, Buffalo, Wyoming is as historic as it is progressive. Its rich history started in 1878, when For McKinney was established on the Clear Fork of the Powder River to help protect the historic Bozeman Trail and support and supply various U.S. Calvary campaigns.
With the Great Western Migration, Buffalo has seen its share of historic personalities roll through; Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Tom Horn, Calamity Jane, and Teddy Roosevelt sought out a cozy bed and a strong drink in town. Author Owen Wister wrote what is considered to be the first Western novel, "The Virginian" while staying at Buffalo's historic Occidental Hotel. It's that history that's mixed with quaint shops, great restaurants and friendly folk that make Buffalo a place to spend some quality time.
Nearby, you can visit the site of old Fort Reno, drive through Crazy Woman Canyon, where the legend meets scenic nature, or dip your toes in the clear, crisp waters of Lake DeSmet. In Buffalo, you can amble through 12 miles of scenic trail along the Clear Creek Trail System, or stop by Mountain Plains Heritage Park, a unique crossroads of history and the American West.
History abounds in and around Buffalo. From here, you can visit Fort Phil Kearny Site & Visitor Center, stroll the grounds of the fort, learn about the Fetterman Battlefield and take an interpretive self-guided tour. The site of the Wagon Box Fight affords a scenic view of the Big Horn Mountains, along with details about the fight.
Historic TA Ranch is south of Buffalo and is
where the Johnson County Cattle War came to a
dramatic conclusion. Under the shade of
cottonwood trees, you'll still find the original
bullet holes in the historic old barn where the
last stand in the war took place.
Johnson County Care & Share
No child should be without gifts on Christmas. In order to fulfill this task, the Johnson County Caring & Sharing Committee will make an effort to
help all children in need this holiday season with a means to receive gifts. Parents or guardians can find forms
here to sign up kids ages 16 and
under in Johnson County.