28 July 2015

Meeting Friends on the Way Home from... (Nuremberg - 8476 km)

(Nuremberg, 26.07.2015 - 27.07.2015) From Nuremberg I started the last stage of my ride on my way home and had the outstanding opportunity to meet friend, globetrotter and Czernowitz enthusiast Friedrich J. Ortwein in Hennef (Sieg). Friedrich is author of the booklet "Czernowitz - Jüdische Stadt deutscher Sprache" [Czernowitz - Jewish City of German Language].

But different from usual, it's not the guest but the host, who makes a generous present. From his latest journey to Alaska, Montana and Wyoming, more precisely from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody/Wyoming, Friedrich supplies unequivocal evidence, that William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody visited Czernowitz, namely on July 24-25, 1906.

Buffalo Bill received wide attention in the contemporary press, not necessarily in a very friendly manner, as you may track by the reading of following Czernowitz newspaper editions:

Well, thanks to Friedrich J. Ortwein, this posting closes the circle from the first travel log entry "Meeting Friends in Berlin", seven weeks and 7900 km earlier; the next one will be at my final destination back home in Rheinberg!

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