Thursday, February 17, 2011

DID YOU KNOW? Buckhorn Exchange

I'm sure that you all have heard of Buffalo Bill and the Sioux chief Sitting Bull. Have you ever heard of a gentleman by the name of Shorty Scout? His real name was Henry H. Zietz.

Henry was only 10 years old when he met Col. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody in 1875. Within two years, Henry was a full fledged member of Buffalo Bill's Scouts. During the years that Henry rode with Buffalo Bill, Chief Sitting Bull dubbed Henry "Shorty Scout" because of his diminutive stature. He became a lifelong friend to Sitting Bull.

Zietz opened up a saloon in Denver called "The Buckhorn Exchange." The doors first opened in 1893 and it has the liquor license number one in the state of Colorado.

So, if you're ever out this way you need to stop by the Buckhorn and have a bite to eat. Good food. lots of history, and lots to look at. They serve all kinds of game meat that you can pick from and, of course, lots of other things to eat.

So, now you know!

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