Buffalo Bill Cody loved Colorado. He especially love the view from the top of Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado. Let’s go the the top of Lookout Mountain.
Buffalo Bill told his wife Louisa, daughter Irma and foster son, Johnny Baker that he wanted to be buried up here.
When he died in 1917, he was buried here. Later his wife joined him in this final place.
This is a popular area to visit, so the bars protecting the graves are necessary. Along the path to the graves, this buffalo greets the visitors.
Here is the museum honoring Buffalo Bill and the Old West.
As you enter, you are greeted by these early Colorado residents.
Since this is a popular place for tourists, and locals, you can have your head on Buffalo Bill’s body. We three Colorado Traveling Ducks all sat on his body.
Why did Buffalo Bill love Lookout Mountain?
This view explains a lot. Looking down to the city of Golden, you will see Coors Brewery. This brewery, started by Joseph Coors has been famous in Colorado and all over the United States.
Now Coors has merged with Molson Canadian and Millers Brewery of Wisconsin, but still the original Coors beer formula can only be brewed here in Golden, Colorado. This beer is made with pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water, that is only found here. Other Coors beer can be brewed at other locations, but not the original Coors. Pahaska Tepee is the gift shop here.
Pahaska means ‘long hair” and that was the Lakota nickname for Buffalo Bill. All good gift shops also have snacks. The fudge here is so smooth and creamy. Mom and I prefer chocolate pecan, and Soapy Smith and JB Duck prefer chocolate peanut butter. And, we all love mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Such yummy treats. Well, now we will head down from Lookout Mountain.
We need to go home to cut the grass.