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    Nate Salsbury: A Scarce Letter by Buffalo Bill's Show Manager. ALS "Nate Salsbury," 1 page, 8.5" x 11". On "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" pictorial letterhead, Department of Publicity, New York City, April 13, 1897. Usual folds, fine condition. To George T. Beck, manager of the Big Horn Basin Irrigation Venture. Nathan "Nate" Salsbury (1846-1902) was a producer and manager of Buffalo Bill's Wild West.

    The Big Horn Basin irrigation venture became the Shoshone Irrigation Company, the principal vehicle through which Cody and several partners attempted to finance, construct and operate the Cody Canal (referred to as "the ditch" by Salsbury in this letter), from 1896 to 1907 when the company relinquished control of the project. The project was designed to attract settlers to the area around Cody. George T. Beck (1856-1943), the recipient of this letter, was the company's field manager during the construction process. Salsbury was an investor and a Director for the company; Salsbury's letters are scarce.


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