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Happy Birthday, Buffalo Bill!

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Local families had a chance to learn about Buffalo Bill Cody's adventures as a frontiersman, US Army Scout, and celebrity during a birthday celebration Sunday.

Buffalo Bill would have been 168 years old this Wednesday.

More than 150 people celebrated this weekend at the Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire, where the historical icon was born.

Along with activities and food and drink, visitors even got a visit from "Buffalo Bill" himself.

Organizers say his legacy is still important nearly a century after his death.

"He's still well-known. Even after being dead over 100 years, or almost 100 years. I like to think of him as America's first superstar," said Bob Schiffke, Buffalo Bill Museum Executive Director.

Visitors at this weekend's celebration also got to check out the museum's newest addition that offers expanded exhibit space.

It opened last week and there will be a grand opening on March 7.


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