Cheyenne, Laramie, and Southern Wyoming Travel Guide

Cheyenne, Laramie, and Southern Wyoming Sights

Carbon County Museum

  • 904 W. Walnut St. Map It
  • Rawlins

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

At the 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.

Sight Information


904 W. Walnut St., Rawlins, Wyoming, 82301, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • June–Sept., Tues.–Fri. 10–6, Sat. 1–5; Oct.–May, Tues.–Sat. 1–5; tours by appointment

Published 01/19/2016


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