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Buffalo Bill born in Iowa in 1846


SCOTT COUNTY (KWWL) -- William Frederick Cody (Buffalo Bill) was born Feb. 26, 1846 in Iowa.

The buffalo hunter earned his nickname after killing 4,800 buffalo in eight months time.

He went on to serve in the army, where he earned the medal of honor.

He's most well-known for his wild west shows, and also as being the founder of Cody, Wyoming in 1901.

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