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“TR's stagecoach and tall tales”

The White River Museum
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Meeker
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Owner description: The White River Museum is housed in two of the log buildings from the 1880's that served as officer's quarters of the federal troops stationed in Meeker, as a result of the Meeker Massacre in 1879 and the infamous Milk Creek Battle, the last Indian Tribe/U.S.Army battle in America. Named one of the last curio museums in Colorado, it is filled with collections ranging from the 1880's to the 1950's. White River Museum is a good resource for family information from the region. Tour groups welcome. Open daily year round (except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day). Admission FREE, donations appreciated.
Boulder, Colorado
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“TR's stagecoach and tall tales”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

This fascinating oddball museum will give you a vivid idea of what life was like in 1880's Colorado. Be sure and talk with Sandy, the museum manager who's often there. She is a living history book and tells great stories. Museum highlights: horse castrator, two-headed taxidermied calf, stagecoach that Teddy Roosevelt used, old saddles, photos of crochety grandpas and grand dames, arrowheads, flowers woven out of human hair, beautiful handmade quilts and dresses.

Visited September 2011
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