Buffalo Bill Sign Comes Down

Sheridan Inn maintenance man Gary Gillispie takes down the Buffalo Bill sign at the inn. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan Inn maintenance man Gary Gillispie takes down the Buffalo Bill sign at the inn. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Workmen removed the “Home of Buffalo Bill” sign today that has long stood beside the Historic Sheridan Inn.

Bob Townsend, owner of the inn, said the sign will be replaced by a new sign that will basically say the same thing but that will be more in keeping with the architecture and culture of the inn.

He said there absolutely needs to be a sign – and the new sign absolutely has to tie in with the architecture of the building. He is working with a Sheridan company, and a new sign will be installed as soon as plans are finalized.

The owner said the old sign was in too bad a shape for a mere repainting. He added, “It didn't represent the building well at all.” The poles supporting the old sign have been left in place to facilitate installation of the new one.

In addition to tearing down the sign, crews today prepared to repaint the exterior of the inn.

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