Buffalo Bill Dam

D is for Dam…

yosemite to Cody 078On our way to Cody, Wyoming from the eastern entrance of Yellowstone National Park we stopped at the Buffalo Bill Dam. It was so windy that they couldn’t even raise the flags.

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Buffalo Bill Dam, the tallest dam in the world when it was completed in 1910. Built with no steel reinforcement.

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This photo is looking down along the dam.

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You can read about the history of the dam by clicking to this link.

More than 100 years after it was built, the Buffalo Bill Dam (formerly the Shoshone Dam) still stands as an impressive engineering feat. When it was built in 1910 its 325-foot height ranked it as the highest dam in the world. Located roughly 45 miles east of Yellowstone National Park’s east entrance and six miles west of Cody, Wyoming, the dam was also one of the first concrete dams erected in the U.S.

I’m linking up to ABC Wednesday started by Mrs. Nesbitt and administered by Roger and a team of ABC’ers. Thank you Roger and team!

Linking to Tuesday’s Treasures with Tom the Backroads Traveler with this historical treasure.

I’m also linking up to signs, signs with Lesley on Wednesday.

Our kids from Eastern Washington left on Monday with a full load for the long drive home. We were happy to get a text that they arrived safe and sound. Here’s what their load looked like as they drove away from our house. Dear is very happy about the freed up space in his shop and now our son Dan can work on this project in his own shop.

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13 thoughts on “Buffalo Bill Dam

  1. I would like to visit the dam one day. Have been through Cody twice, but never found our way to here. Glad the kids made it home ok with the load.

  2. Those are quite the photos, both of the dam and of son driving away! lol Impressive dam and not that far from me – albeit 2 days drive! I’ve always wanted to go to Yellowstone but as yet haven’t made it. Must make it a priority!

    Leslie
    abcw team

  3. Man, that’s sure a long way down! This country sure has a bunch of treasures. It is is nice when the kids finally haul their stuff out! Thanks Ellen for making Tuesday’s Treasures a part of your week, I hope to see you again soon.

  4. We somehow missed seeing that dam when we visited Cody, WY. It looks amazing. Buffalo Bill is buried on top of Lookout Mountain close to where I live. I read a good biography about him that I bought in the museum/gift shop by his grave.

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