Friday, July 31, 2009

. . . . and bait shop . . . .

"An Illinois Voter" says he found this and thought of me. I think that's kind of sweet. The only question is how to read the sign:
"Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame and Gunfighters Wax Museum," or
"Kansas Teachers and Gunfighters Hall of Fame Wax Museum."

It's not as far-fetched as it sounds. According to the early video records of the era I've been able to observe, along with print records such as The Virginian, gunfighters were often found in close proximity to beautiful but haughty school marms during the last quarter of the 19th century. It was almost as if there were some sort of trope at work.

1 comment:

Keith said...

The only reason Kansas ever brought in any gunfighters was because they were scared all their daughters would run off with Texas cowboys bringing herds up the trail.