Bishop, California: Ghost Town and Freak Lamb

Old west ghost town of Laws exhibits a stuffed Siamese twin lamb in its Railroad Museum.

Laws Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Silver Canyon Rd, Bishop, CA
Laws Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, NE of Bishop, via US Hwy 6 to Silver Canyon Rd.
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Freak lamb. Ghost Town and Freak Lamb

These are little lambs...

[Subachad, 11/18/2012]
Ghost Town and Freak Lamb

The 2-headed lamb looks more like a Steiffe toy, but the buildings are well worth perusing.

[Sydney Harter, 06/26/2010]
Laws Railroad Museum

The Laws Railroad Museum is more of a display of what the small towns of the Owens Valley were like before Los Angeles took all the water. The train is still there, and so is the two-headed lamb. Also, there are 11 acres of what used to be common stuff, but now is mostly gone. You can get up close and touch practically all of it. There is talk that some RR tracks will be added south of the museum.

[Max, 08/31/2006]
Laws Railroad Museum - Two-Headed Lamb

I would like to tell the people visiting the 2-headed lamb or the 2-faced lamb at Laws Railroad Museum -- it is the doing of my father, Cliff Jones. My dad was raised on the Matlick farm, northwest of Bishop.

The lamb was born there and lived for a short while. After its death, my Dad stuffed the lamb for keeping. Years later, the lamb ended up at the Laws Museum. Just to let you know, my Dad will be 80 yrs. old this September 3rd. He has lived in Bishop since he was 8 years old.

[Leslie Brandt, 06/01/2006]

Please tell your dad, on behalf of generations of appreciative tourists: "THANKS A MILLION FOR THE FREAKS!"

Laws Railroad Museum - 2-headed Lamb

Here's more info on Laws, definitely worth a trip if you're in the area. More of a franken-ghost town than a railroad museum if you ask me, unfortunately the website makes no mention of the stuffed two-headed lamb in the fire station (possibly the dentist's office -- one of the curators should know).

[Helena, 05/07/2002]

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