Pa. council OKs sale of city’s ‘Wild West’ artifacts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – More items from a Pennsylvania city’s collection of Wild West artifacts can saddle up and get out of town.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports the city’s council voted unanimously Tuesday to sell of dozens of old West artifacts as part of its efforts to balance the city budget.

A former mayor spent $8.3 million to collect the objects as part of a failed bid to build a Wild West museum in Harrisburg’s capital. The artifacts include guns, blankets, photos and pottery.

The Patriot-News report says the city had planned on selling some of the items and putting money toward last year’s budget but the sale never happened. This year’s budget anticipates $500,000 in sale proceeds.

The city has already sold some items, netting $1.7 million.


Information from: The Patriot-News,

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