American artifacts: Collectors build museums to benefit local economies

American artifacts: Collectors build museums to benefit local economies

Two Colorado collectors build museums to benefit local economies
U.S. Highway 40 was once the main route between Denver and Salt Lake City. The Wyman Living History Museum is on the highway. A big sign draws visitors. Admission is free, and staff and volunteers share their smiles and local knowledge with tourists.
The Wyman Living History Museum includes the old log country store from Pagoda and an unrestored caboose from David Moffat’s Denver & Salt Lake Railroad.
Sheepman Lou Wyman sold his flocks and decided to build a living history museum just east of Craig. Wyman is there every day, working with a dedicated team of volunteers to repair, repaint and spruce up the hundreds of items in the museum’s collections.
In the 21st century, most automobiles and SUVs look the same, but a glance back at vintage cars produced by American manufacturers in the 1920s and 1930s shows a reliance on steel, chrome and unique grills and radiators, which made each car stand out.

American artifacts: Collectors build museums to benefit local economies

U.S. Highway 40 was once the main route between Denver and Salt Lake City. The Wyman Living History Museum is on the highway. A big sign draws visitors. Admission is free, and staff and volunteers share their smiles and local knowledge with tourists.
The Wyman Living History Museum includes the old log country store from Pagoda and an unrestored caboose from David Moffat’s Denver & Salt Lake Railroad.
Sheepman Lou Wyman sold his flocks and decided to build a living history museum just east of Craig. Wyman is there every day, working with a dedicated team of volunteers to repair, repaint and spruce up the hundreds of items in the museum’s collections.
In the 21st century, most automobiles and SUVs look the same, but a glance back at vintage cars produced by American manufacturers in the 1920s and 1930s shows a reliance on steel, chrome and unique grills and radiators, which made each car stand out.
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