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William "Buffalo Bill" Mathewson

(1830 - 1916)

  • Earned nickname “Buffalo Bill” from saving settlers from starvation during the winter
  • After battling Kiowa leader Satanta in 1861, earned nickname meaning “Long-Bearded Dangerous Man”
  • Settled in Wichita and built one of first homes in area
  • Established Wichita Savings Bank

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