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The Reservation

Nathan “Nate” Salsbury, born February 28, 1846, was producer and manager of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, a highly successful outdoor show business extravaganza that dramatized frontier life, built around the personality of onetime soldier, scout and hunter William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917). The show, which also starred sharpshooter Annie Oakley and, for one season, Chief Sitting Bull, was a worldwide success for many years. In 1900, Salsbury built a series of custom homes called “The Reservation” on the beach at Long Branch. Salsbury named each house for a Native American person or tribe. Only one house remains, within the grounds of Seven Presidents State Park. The name of the house still standing is Navahoe.


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