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Carbon County Museum

Carbon County Museum Review

At the Carbon County Museum you can see a gruesome pair of shoes made from the skin of Big Nose George Parrott. Parrott was an outlaw who was lynched in 1881 after he attempted to escape from the county jail, where he was being held awaiting execution for his role in the murder of two law-enforcement officers, the first officers to die in the line of duty in Wyoming. After his death, Parrott's body was used for "medical study," and he was ultimately skinned (which is how they made the shoes). Other, more traditional articles, including one of the six original Wyoming state flags, illuminate the area's settlement.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 904 W. Walnut St., Rawlins, WY 82301 | Map It
  • Phone: 307/328–2740
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: June–Sept., Tues.–Fri. 10–6, Sat. 1–5; Oct.–May, Tues.–Sat. 1–5; tours by appointment
  • Location: Rawlins

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