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Cleburne, Texas: Rotten Old Merman

This particular souvenir Fiji Mermaid sits in a glass fish bowl, which a sign notes is its "original glass bowl."

Layland Museum

201 N. Caddo St., Cleburne, TX
Downtown. One block north of US 67/Henderson St. and one block west of Main St.
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Rotten Old Merman

Odd little curiosity at the Layland Museum.

[Sharon, 03/15/2018]
Rotten Old Merman

The Layland Museum does have an old Merman. When you walk in, it is located in the display on the right on the bottom glass shelf. It is sitting in a glass fish bowl. The sign says it is in the "original fish bowl" [2018 photo shows the current label wording as "original glass bowl"]. The museum also has Indian artifacts - mostly arrowheads and other neat old stuff. They are remodeling so I couldn't see but half of the museum.

[Debby Preissinger, 06/24/2001]
Rotten Old Merman

The town museum is located in a grand, columned old library building just off the town square. I recall that they had a small fishbowl which contained a pretty rotten old Merman. I had to ask to see it, as I don't think it was on display. A friend who had lived in Cleburne understood my affection for such things, and told me about it. This was in about 1995, so it may still be there.

[Drew Edward Hunter, 09/08/2000]

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