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Tales Of The Buffalo


Last updated 3/6/2019 at 3:54pm

I was recently asked about this story. Today there are many herds of buffalo, preserved all over North America. Some of the largest are in South Dakota, Wyoming and here in Colorado. The situation was quite different a hundred years ago. An interesting story has turned up of the last of the "wild" mountain buffalo. Back in those days the Mountain Buffalo was thought to be larger, heavier, and had darker and heavier fur on their hides than their prairie relatives. A herd of several hundred were said to roam the south slopes of Pikes Peak when the first settlers arrived in 1859.

In 1921 there...

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