Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
If you're interested in learning more about her, here's a link:
Not only was Cattle Kate a controversial person, but this portrait of her in the Rawlins Mural Tour created its own controversy, in part because of the style the artist used.
What do you think? Do you like the mural? And, if you read the story, do you believe Kate deserved to be hanged?
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
And, yes, that's the vault door you see in the lower left corner -- proof that the art is inside a bank.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
This one, very appropriately placed on the side of a building in the middle of town, is called "Historic Downtown" and shows what Rawlins looked like in the 1940s. As you can see from the dumpster, although the mural may be historic, progress continues.