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10/29/2013 - Bullets, Badges and Bridles

Exhibit Information: Nona Miller
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day)

General Museum Information: Susan Hawksworth, Director
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day) 785.825.6306 (evening)

First Thursday Presentation

Bullets, Badges and Bridles: Horse Thieves 
and the Societies that Pursued Them

Date: November 7, 2013
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location:  Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission: Free

In the American west if you had a good horse, you had better keep an eye on it. Because the horse thieves certainly were. John Burchill shares the history of organized horse-thief gangs as well as the growth of groups that tried to stop them. Learn some of the tricks of the horse-thief trade and about some of the organized gangs, as well as the lawmen propelled to power through anti-horse thief groups. Don’t miss this engaging presentation by popular speaker, John Burchill, associate professor of criminal justice at Kansas Wesleyan University. This free presentation will be offered at the Smoky Hill Museum on Thursday, November 7, 5:30-6:30 pm.

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. This FREE museum is open Tuesday-Friday 12-5, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5. Also, be sure to stop by the Museum Store for a wide variety of regional and Kansas products, local artwork and gifts for all ages.