Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Sell Wild West Artifacts

Posted on July 15, 2013

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania plans to auction off its collection of wild west artifacts that had been intended for a museum. The auction is being held by Guernsey's Auction House and includes items relating to historic figures including Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley, Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Bill and Doc Holliday. Guernsey's page about the auction can be found here. There are total of 10,000 items in the collection.

The city has been struggling financially. The items were acquired for a Harrisburg wild west museum that ended up never being built. CNN reports that Harrisburg tried to file bankruptcy in 2011, but the filing was dismissed by a federal bankruptcy judge. Take a look: