Oh Give Me A Home Where The Buffalo Roam
Did Ya Know…
- On the open prairies, meals were often cooked over fires made of old buffalo or cow chips. This “prairie coal”as it was know , burned with a fine, hot flame, and the peculiar aroma helped keep bugs away from camp.
- The great bison herds of the early frontier were often recorded moving in masses that extended more than 50 miles in width and over 25 miles in length.
- The all-time “chip-throwing” record was set in 1979 at 182 feet 3 inches.
- A 2000 pound bull buffalo is capable of running 35 miles per hour and can outlast a good horse in distance. In spite of their massive build, bison have been known to jump fences as high as six feet.