Jump to Navigation

C. J. Buffalo Jones

(1844 - 1919)

  • Born in Illinois, came to Kansas in 1866
  • Hunted buffalo and captured wild horses on the plains
  • Co-founded Garden City in 1879
  • Fearing extinction of the buffalo, he established new herds
  • First game warden of Yellowstone National Park
  • Immortalized in Zane Grey’s The Last of the Plainsmen

Find more about Charles "Buffalo" Jones in Kansapedia.

C. J. Buffalo JonesC. J. Buffalo Jones