The Tradition Continues
In 1971, the State of Nebraska wanted to re-enact the show at "Scout's Rest Ranch" and contracted with Montie Montana Jr. to produce the show.  Montie had already presented the show on a smaller scale, and had registered the service mark.  He gave his rights to the State of Nebraska who then licensed Montana exclusively to use the name.  The show got off to a good start in North Platte with 120 performers and 132 animals, and after playing there for a month, took off for Phoenix, Arizona.  In Phoenix, Montana was sued by a circus that claimed ownership of the name, and after enriching a number of attorneys, the suit was settled 7 years later, with Montana ending up with the name again.  "Buffalo Bill's Wild West," since Montana got the show on the road, has thrilled audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, England, Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and features from the show have appeared in 26 countries on 5 continents.

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