Thursday, August 6, 2009

Old West Gunslingin' @ The Terrebonne Parish Library

If you come by the Main Branch, be sure to stop at the display cases in the lobby and on the second floor to take a look at the "Pan Handle Pete" collection, left with us by Emile Hebert.

Mr Hebert's collection includes memorabilia of the Old West, The "Hollywood West" and even models of the types of guns and rifles used by gunfighters and lawmen in the days of Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday.

Also on display are badges, whips, boots and hats as well as movie posters, pictures, lunchboxes and newspaper clippings.

Old West Links

Dakota State University's Old West Page--More resources than you can shake a Widowmaker at.

Stanford University: Exploring the West

The Library of Congress History of the Old West Collection

Legends of America: Old West Legends

Tracking Down Billy the Kid: Teacher's Lesson Plans (Library of Congress)

The American Old West Museum

"Hollywood West" Links

Old Time Radio Westerns--What was all the fuss about? Listen and see!

Stanford University: Hollywood Westerns

Images Journal's In Focus: The Western

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