Pioneer Auto Museum–Murdo

The road stretched out in front of me as I left Rapid City. 

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The countryside had certainly changed from Montana and now I would drive through some mountains.

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Still, there was plenty of farming and cattle by the highway.

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To the left of this photo you can catch a glimpse of a lone guy on a bicycle.  Every once in a while – say every 500 miles or so you might come across some such a hardy soul who had bags hanging off the front and back and peddling their way up a hill that my car would drop a gear down to climb.  I had to admire their fortitude.  But I was glad to be in the P71.  This was their personal challenge and not mine.

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I would pass through a small town and then…

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On to the open road once again.

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Things got a little darker and cloudy.

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It would not be long before I was in Murdo.

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Like a carnival site there was Pioneer…

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This poor stretched car.

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An old Nash.

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It was much like a side show.

But I bought my ticket and went inside.  There were cars to look at right from the start.

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A lot of emphasis was put on this copy of the General Lee from the TV series The Dukes of Hazard.

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In back of this wooden-bodied car was a prototype car that Pizza Hut had contemplated as a delivery car.  Can you picture a young pizza delivery kid driving one of these?

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These cars were interesting, but the displays lacked a lot.  Most of the stuff was packed into a storage room or garage and didn’t provide very good viewing angles.

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Sometimes you could get right up to a car.

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Other times they were behind chicken wire and in a dimly lit barn.

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More barns…

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More chicken wire.

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There were some that were outside but under cover…

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It wasn’t the most effective way to display the history of motor vehicles, but that wasn’t the point.  This was more like a side show than a museum.

I moved on.

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