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| By the late fall of
1872, Buntline wrote Bill Cody, explaining his idea. At first Bill
wanted nothing to do with it, but with Jack's encouragement, he finally
acquiesced, with the condition that Jack would go with him. They
were to go to Nixon's Opera House in Chicago by December 16. Neither
one knew what to expect.
'The Scouts of the Prairie"
Even though he had not even thought about what
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