Hunter, promoter and sometimes daredevil. There wasn't much Charles Jesse "Buffalo" Jones didn't do.
Jones is credited with saving the American buffalo from near extinction at the end of the 19th century.
But that, Kansas historians say, is just the beginning.
He helped develop and promote Garden City in its infancy by encouraging officials from the Santa Fe Railway to run a line through the city.
He was one of the first to build an irrigation system in western Kansas.
Then, Teddy Roosevelt appointed him to serve as the first game warden of Yellowstone National Park.
Western writer Zane Gray featured Jones in his book "The Last of the Plainsmen."
And Jones traveled the world. In Africa in 1909, he lassoed a wild rhino, a giraffe and a lion in front of movie cameras.
Then he traveled to the Arctic Circle, where he caught wild musk oxen.
He also roped mountain lions.
Question: Always the visionary, Buffalo Jones tried crossing what two animals to create a new breed?
Answer to Friday’s question: Henry Roe Cloud founded of the Roe Institute, at the time one of only three all-Indian high schools in the country. It was later renamed the American Indian Institute.
The 100-acre institute was north of where Wichita State University is now.
Check Kansas.com on Sunday for the answer to today’s question.