Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Laws Museum and saddles

Do you know how many times we've driven by the sign for the Laws Railroad Museum outside of Bishop? Too many to count. But, on our last visit, we had time to kill and off we went. I was impressed. It was not only a railroad museum, but also really a travel in time to when the Owens Valley was being settled. We saw the agent's house and its kitchen reminded me of my grandmother's. It was used from 1880 until 1960. They have brought in many houses which were scheduled to be demolished and refurbished them with items from another time, like this one which had old saddles, horseshoes, and even horse snowshoes. One wall was covered with branding irons. I'm always fascinated by museums and we both wandered around, absorbing all that was around us. I'd love to go back (the museum is FREE, but hubby left a donation) on a day when it isn't so hot...maybe some morning. It is right outside Bishop, with plenty of signs, I believe on Highway 6 to Benson. Just follow the signs.