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 Hornaday's Bull

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Hornaday's Bull

Birth
USA
Death 1886
USA
Burial Fort Benton, Chouteau County, Montana, USA
Plot Inside the Museum
Memorial ID 7673809 View Source
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"Big Bull" (aka "Hornaday's Bull") is the buffalo that the United States Treasury Department used as a model for its Buffalo Nickel. William T. Hornaday killed and stuffed Big Bull in 1886 because he wanted something to remember the wild buffalo by that were becoming increasing small in numbers due to the settlers out West overhunting them. Big Bull was then shipped to the Smithsonian Institute where the Treasury Department discovered him. They used Big Bull as the model for stamps and nickels. In 1970, the town of Fort Benton brought Big Bull back home & put him on display at the Museum of the Upper Missouri, which is where he remains today.

Bio by: Hermitess from VA


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Hermitess from VA
  • Added: 10 Jul 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7673809
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7673809/hornaday's-bull : accessed ), memorial page for Hornaday's Bull (unknown–1886), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7673809, citing Museum of the Upper Missouri, Fort Benton, Chouteau County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .