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The Museum of North Texas History

And Wichita County Archives

Wichita Falls, Texas

 

 

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 The Museum of North Texas History is continuing to raise funds for the Western Room.  The area will not only be for “Nat’s Hats” collection (all five hundred of them) but will also be a Western Room featuring early ranching artifacts.

 

 Currently the Museum is displaying a horse-drawn  buggy, Joe Bridwell’s saddle, a collection of barbed wire, a chuck box and a side saddle.  Also, in this collection is the jewelry box made from the hoof of a stolen Waggoner  Ranch horse. The stolen horse, used in the robbery of the City National Bank in 1898, was killed in the “get-a-way” as was the bank teller.  The robbers were apprehended, hanged and are buried at Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls, Texas.       

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WESTERN COLLECTION