Place Quote: Cody - Buffalo Bill & Jackson Pollack

Saturday, December 03, 2005

The people of Cody, in one of the more desperate commercial acts of this century, bought Buffalo Bill's birthplace and re-enacted it in their town. But they are lying through their teeth when they hint that he was a local. And the thing is, they have a talented native son of their own. Jackson Pollack, the artist, was born in Cody. But they don't make anything of that because, I suppose, Pollack was a complete wanker when it came to shooting buffalo.

  • Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent, p.244