How Did “Buffalo Bill” Get His Name?

The real name of the Wild West showman named “Buffalo Bill” was William Cody.

When Cody was 21 years old, he was hired by a company that was building a railroad. His job was to kill buffalo to provide food for the men working on the railroad.

In a period of 17 months, Cody earned his nickname of “Buffalo Bill” by killing 4,280 buffaloes!