The Carbon County Museum houses old artifacts from the once rough and tumble wild west town, including the skin remains of notorious local train robber Big Nose George Warden.
Back in 1878, when the wily thief was caught and hanged to death, a local doctor exhumed Wardens body to study his brain, and decided to make himself a pair of shoes out of Wardens skin.
The shoes, along with the robbers skull, are now on display in the museum
However, theres one nutty artifact the museum would love to own.
Director Denise Patton says, Theres a coin purse that was part of the doctors collection made from Big Nose Georges scrotum. I dont necessarily want to put my hands on it in the literal sense, but Id like to get my hands on it for the museum.
Patton is thankful for the museums creep factor since it attracts many curious travelers.
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