Bill Gates' Newest Find
Bill Gates has made a new find in Buffalo Bill's famous Irma Lake Lodge.
The world's richest man has bought the 492-acre prime property comprising a large lake and four ponds with panoramic views of the mountains in a scenic area 50 miles east of the famous Yellowstone National Park and 21 miles south of Cody.
The Cody Enterprise,founded by Buffalo Bill in 1899,disclosed the property acquisition by Bill Gates' investment manager recently.
The Irma Lake Lodge is named after Buffalo Bill's eldest daughter, Irma.
Buffalo Bill retired to his prized ranch,surrounded on the one side by the Hoodoo Ranch and the other side, the Shoshone National Forest.
It is the historic site of Buffalo Bill's hunting cabin with a large fireplace with a bison head mounted above it.
The ranch is a magnificent mountain retreat ideal for family and corporate outings,entertainment and leisure.
It has been renovated with a modern master suite,kitchen and living room in an 18,000 sq. ft.main centerpiece.
It also has a 2,949 sq. ft. guest house, Buffalo Bill stable and diary cabin.
The Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monastery had wanted to purchase it.But the deal collapsed last December.
Buffalo Bill is the nickname of William Frederick Cody.
Cody won the nickname in a buffalo killing contest in 1868,scoring 69 to 48.
Cody served as colonel chief scout of the army during the Plains Wars.
He lived a colourful existence drawing on his rich experience and contacts to promote the hugely popular Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.
He founded the city of Cody in 1896 with some investors.It is home of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody also built the Irma Hotel downtown.