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while on the road between the Yellostone National Park and Cody and moments after this and this shots were taken, I had this view over Buffalo Bill Reservoir. the setting sun behind my back brought out the textures of Cedar Mountains, and with gorgeous sky I could not resist yelling to Kristaps to stop the car for some snapshots.

the history of Buffalo Bill Reservoir and "Cody Country" is rooted in the rich lore of the old West. Buffalo Bill State Park was named for Colonel William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, famous as a wild west showman, promoter and developer. he first came to the region in the 1870s as a guide for a survey expedition and spent the next 20 years guiding and sponsoring hunting parties in the area. "Buffalo Bill" Cody was influential in bringing irrigation and agricultural development into the area and founded the town that bears his name. some of the land now occupied by Buffalo Bill State Park was originally owned by Colonel Cody and was acquired from him by the federal government to implement the reservoir project. work began on the dam in 1905. when completed in 1910 it was the highest dam in the world at 325 feet.

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RAW, ISO 320, 18mm focal length, spot metering.

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Viewed: 1970
Points: 48
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Additional Photos by Kristine KL (avene) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1586 W: 134 N: 2932] (12675)
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