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The Largest Working Western Heritage Collection

THREE-HORN SIDESADDLE

THREE-HORN SIDESADDLE

THREE-HORN SIDESADDLE, ca. 1870
S. C. Gallup Saddlery
Pueblo, Colorado

This double-rigged sidesaddle ridden by Mary Ann “Molly” Dyer Goodnight (1839-1926) from Colorado to Palo Duro Canyon in 1876, then up the trail with Charles Goodnight herds to Dodge City at least twice.

Goodnight-Haley Collection
PPHS 4/69
 
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum houses one of the largest working-cowboy saddle collections in the United States. Saddles are complemented by stirrups from around the world, significant bits and spurs, cowboy gear, one of the largest barbed wire collections in the nation, the largest windmill trade literature collection in the world, and four original ranch buildings (T-Anchor, Goodnight). Highlights of the collection include Charles and Molly Goodnight's saddles; trail-driving saddles to modern roping saddles; the shop tools of bit and spur maker Adolf Bayers; and Pecos Bill's belt buckle and spurs.
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