My first stop outside the city was the Museum of the Mountain West. The Curator came out to the Highway and invited me in for a free tour. On that note, the team pulled onto Main Street in the old western town. We were careful to raise no dust, as we didn’t know how friendly the Sheriff was yet.
Rich, the former Archaeologist for the State of Utah, started the museum. He took me on an interior tour of the replica western town. I was really impressed. Rich has been collecting western artifacts since he was four years old. The details are amazing.
I had a really great time, but we’re not done yet. On June 5th, they’re having a ‘Tribute to Western Movies Day’. The lads and I have been invited back to participate in this event. I plan on hitching either two or all three to an old wooden wheel wagon, and become part of the festivities. Also appearing at the event is Ermal Williamson, who is an Impersonator that is a dead ringer for John Wayne. It’s a good thing we didn’t end up going to Monument Valley looking for the ghost of John Wayne; heck, the Duke is right here in Colorado!