Prison, Old Cars, Dolls, and Deer

We toured the Old Montana Prison today.  The self-guided tour was really very interesting.  We wandered around the cell block, the warden’s office, the isolation cells for the troublesome inmates, and “The Hole” for the really obstinate inmates, the mess hall, the yard, and all the rest.

Old Montana Prison 1871-1979, Deer Lodge, Montana

Old Montana Prison 1871-1979, Deer Lodge, Montana

The Cell House

The Cell House

Included with the $10 price of admission was access to a collection of around 150 old cars that were housed in a building attached to the opposing side of the prison’s gift shop.

Old Car Museum

Montana Auto Museum

A Pop-UP Camper From 1930's

A Pop-UP Camper From 1930’s

And that’s not all, our tickets also provided us admission to a doll museum across the street.  This was bigger than it looked, the first room was a huge collection of Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls.  Beyond that was a big room of porcelain dolls, and beyond that a model train collection.

Doll Museum

Yesterday’s Playthings

AND that’s not all, our tickets also provided us admission to an old west museum and a Milwaukee RR Exhibit and a few other museums that we did not get to.  We were anxious to be on our way.

Montana

Montana

After we checked in to an RV park we went for a drive (as if we hadn’t had enough) and saw many deer.

Deer

Deer

Tomorrow we will visit Yellowstone Park.

 

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