North Platte, Nebraska, is best known for Union Pacific's giant Bailey Yard, but is it also the hometown of Buffalo Bill. Inspired by that, the Fort Cody Trading Post opened in 1963 and has been in continual operation since. The
first Fort Cody (pictured about the time it opened) was on US Highway 30 at
the western end of North Platte. The
second and present Fort Cody was built to coincide with the opening of
Interstate 80 in 1968 and has remained at this location since.