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What's in the Basement? Horsehair whips

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jul 18, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Pieces of Utah's past are stored in the basement of the Rio Grande Train Station in Salt Lake City. That’s where the Utah Divisions of History and Art store most of the 1.8 million items they’ve been collecting for decades.

In an effort to share the stories behind some of the items stored in the basement of the Rio Grande, FOX 13 teamed up with the Utah Divisions of History and Art. Both organizations hope to share more of their collections with the public in a museum setting at some point in the future.

In this installment, we show a handmade small whip made by a northern Utah cowboy many years ago.

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