Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- August 10, 2016

Carbon County, like much of the West, had its share out outlaws, including the notorious Big Nose George Parrot.

If you look closely, you'll see that this part of Rawlins' Mural Tour shows the stagecoach Big Nose robbed and the murder of  two deputies.  The upper right side leaves no doubt of Big Nose's fate: he was hanged.

Why are there shoes in the lower right side?  Don't cringe too much, but they were made from the outlaw's skin and wore worn for the inauguration of one of Wyoming's governors, Dr. John E. Osborne.

The shoes are currently on display at the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins.  And,  yes, I've seen them.

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