Charles "Buffalo" Jones

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Charles Jesse Jones

Charles Jesse Jones, known as "Buffalo Jones" (January 31, 1844 – October 1, 1919), was an American frontiersman, farmer, rancher, hunter, and conservationist. He cofounded Garden City, Kansas. He has been cited by the National Archives as one of the "preservers of the American bison".[1][2][3]

He was the first game warden of Yellowstone National Park.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Jones was born in Tazewell County, Illinois, in 1844. He was the second oldest son of 12 children.[1]


Additional reading[edit]

  • [1] Marguerite Martyn, "Marguerite Martyn Ropes a Mighty Lariat Thrower," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 12, 1911, image 13