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History speaks to the young

GEM used as location for educational films from WWA


October 21, 2020

Mike Armstrong

Thad Turner is an actor and writer that was pleased to play the role of Buffalo Bill Cody.

A young Bill Cody (Buffalo Bill) could be seen walking around the grounds of the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) on October 9. In actuality, it was not Wild Bill, but actor Thad Turner.

He is working in a movie that the Western Writers of America (WWA) are producing for educational purposes.

Candy Moulton, Executive Director for WWA, explained what was being filmed at GEM.

"We are working on a program called 'Packing the West', Moulton said. "It has been four years in development and now we are doing our first filming at GEM," Moulton said. "What 'Packing the West' is, it is a project that ta...

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