Monday, July 14, 2014
Have You Ever. . .
. . . visited the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in Claremore, OK? Until yesterday, I had not, even though driving past it many times per week. I just couldn't get excited about the world's largest gun collection. Yesterday, the quarterly meeting of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association was held at the museum, and since I'm an officer I went. And I was impressed! If you like guns, you could stay there for most of your life. If you're not so much into pistols, shotguns, rifles, etc., there are a good many historical displays that non-gun fanciers can see and from which they can learn a bit about the history of Claremore and the surrounding area. Among many other items, featured in displays are the weapons of famous outlaws from the Wild West, railroad history, a clock collection, a beer stein collection, and of course much is made of Claremore's most famous citizen, Will Rogers. Mr. Davis was a major league collector/hoarder. Admission is free. Now that we've visited the museum, we can feel confident in recommending the J.M. Davis Museum as an interesting stop for Route 66 visitors headed west..