Rawlins, Wyoming: Shoes Made From Big Nose George
Carbon County Museum
- 904 W Walnut St., Rawlins, WY
- At the Carbon County Museum. I-80 exit 211. Turn east onto Spruce St and drive one mile. Turn left onto 9th St., two blocks to Walnut St. The Museum will be on the left corner.
- Tu-F 10 am - 6 pm, Sa 1-5 pm; off-season Tu-Sa 1-5 pm. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Major Fun
Parts of outlaw Big Nose George Parrot were put to practical (and stylish) use after he was lynched for murder. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Shoes Made From Big Nose George
Went mainly to read about the history of Big Nose George. The older gentlemen working there told me lots of neat stories about everything and anything I wanted to know about. He told me all about poor Big Nose George. Saw the shoes made out of George's skin and his death mask. That was pretty spectacular.
I also enjoyed the large, ornate safe that had an equally interesting story. If this gentlemen hadn't been so excited about pointing out neat artifacts, I would have probably walked right past the safe. You could tell by the way he spoke that he really loved telling the stories. I could have listened to him for days.[Karen, 08/18/2010]