ARBUCKLE COFFEE Sign
Arbuckle Coffee was a welcome addition to 'cowboy cooking. Chuckwagon and bunkhouse cooks loved it, as it eliminated the need to roast coffee over the woodrange or campfire. The coffee was shipped in wooden crates with 100 1 pound packs of coffee in each crate. This wooden crate lid, circa 1890, just recently came into the museum's collection and will be on display soon!
Cowboy and Gunfighter Collection
This is the result of the fifty year effort of Bill Mackin to gather and preserve fine old cowboy gear. The chaps, spurs, saddles, gun leather, guns and other accoutrements represent one of the world's outstanding collections of western Americana. It is the basis of his own book, "Cowboy and Gunfighter Collectibles" (available from Museum Gift Shop). Parts of the collection have been featured in numerous other publications and TV shows. The collection is displayed on the second floor of the museum in its entirety.