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Travels 2013, page 3 - Nat'l Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

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This Oklahoma City museum was established in 1955 and was originally called the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum. Later that year it was renamed to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. It contains over 28,000 western and American Indian art works and artifacts.

We were fortunate to be there to see the exhibition from the Prix de West Invitational that is hosted in June and continues through August 4, 2013. The artists sell their original works of art as a fund raiser for the Museum.

For several hours, we very much enjoyed the 295 Western paintings and sculptures, as well as the Prosperity Junction, a 14,000 square foot Western cattle town from around 1900. It was a very enjoyable day!

The next pages are some highlights of areas of the museum where photography was allowed, as well as parts of the beautiful grounds.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum entrance
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum entrance
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Fred and the cowboy statue in front of the museum
Fred and the cowboy statue in front of the museum
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Army Women
Army Women
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Cavalry saddles
Cavalry saddles
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Life in the field - no tents!
Life in the field - no tents!
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Officers' army uniforms
Officers' army uniforms
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Western diorama
Western diorama
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Cowboys
Cowboys
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Cowgirl
Cowgirl
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Fred & me in front of the mountain lion sculpture
Fred & me in front of the mountain lion sculpture
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Cavalry Soldier
Cavalry Soldier
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The Gatling Gun
The Gatling Gun
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Enlisted men's uniforms
Enlisted men's uniforms
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Black cowboy
Black cowboy
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Fred has his moments...
Fred has his moments...
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