Carriage and Western Art Museum News

Joe De Yong: A Life in the West

About the Book “Joe De Yong: A Life in the West” is the story of a passionate cowboy’s life in the America West during the first part of the last century. Over ten years of research has revealed the life of a relatively unknown artist/illustrator who started out to be “just a cowboy.” Turns out, […]

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Queen of the Mountain

The Carriage Museum is currently restoring the Tecolote 15 passenger mountain wagon and it will be ready for the 2018 Old Spanish Days Fiesta Parade.. Also known as a Yellowstone Coach, it has open sides for sightseeing. The coach was used in national parks to carry visitors and hotel guests on leisurely tours through the […]

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Deadwood Stage Restored

Abbott-Downing Company was best known for its western market in the United States, where the mud wagon was the choice for the harsh, rocky terrain. Its lighter-weight, square body construction, which was slung lower to the ground on the thoroughbraces, was virtually impossible to overturn. The stage body was equipped with leather-upholstered seats, uncomfortably hard. […]

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