Helena, MT High 84 Low 55
Hey Todd – this picture is for you.
Do you often have nights like this? I had one, night before last, and I was a zombie all day yesterday. (Got this from www.themetapicture.com. Great site.)
Anyhow – back to the Frontier Montana Museum. (My camera’s battery died so these pictures were taken by Jim on his phone.)
This museum (housed in the Old Montana Prison Mule Barn) used to hold two collections of western memorabilia - the collections of Don Cappa and Desert John Blomquist.
Cappa's collection includes over 300 different types of guns used in the Old West (from 1829 to 1900), including the .41 caliber double-action Colt Lightning pistol made famous by Billy the Kid, and the Hammond Bulldog named after Doc Holiday’s mistress, Big Nose Kate.
In the back of the museum, they used to have Desert John's Saloon, with a bar that dated back to the 1800s, and hundreds of antique liquor bottles dating back to the Civil War. However, this exhibit has been removed and they are in the process of deciding on a new exhibit.
They did have a few other exhibits besides guns and I loved this outfit.