Truth or Consequences

Feb 14, 2010 Leave a Comment

Nestled in the heart of New Mexico, is a little town called Truth or Consequences.  It used to be called Hot Springs, New Mexico, but a crappy old game show hosted by Bob Barker and one fateful April Fool's Day changed all that.  I'm not too clear on all the details and don't really feel like looking it up, but that's pretty much the gist of what happened.

What I really wanted to show you today is just a little glimpse into what this town is actually like.  Because, umm, yeah, it's great.

While I was there, I had the opportunity to visit the local museum.  It is run by a very nice, but very clueless old couple.  Also, the old man has crazy eyes, for sure.  The size of the museum is actually pretty impressive considering the size of the town itself.  It has something like nine rooms.  Some of the stuff was pretty cool, but as I moved through the museum, I started to notice little things.

 
First of all, the Judge N' Jury sign is super classy.  But what really caught my eye was the woman wearing the green dress in the back row, third in from the left.  The thing she is holding is a baby, if that makes the image any clearer for you.


 
I'm not exactly sure what is going on in this scene.  The little slip of paper at the bottom says "How the West was won."  I am assuming that the man standing in the middle of my ill-placed flash (I have had that camera since 2004 and still don't know how to turn the flash off) has just shot the man who is laying down, but that is the extent of my knowledge.

 
I saw this and immediately had to take a picture because the fire is Christmas tinsel.  How awesome is that?

 
ummmm..... beer!

 
This was actually pretty cool.  They had a whole wall devoted to fully intact pottery.  Don't come across that too often.

 
 The large number of arrowheads on display was also impressive.

 
I love this sign.  If you can't read it, it says "Unusual Items: The use of some of these items is not known.  The white round rock looks like a gas cap.  The black bowl has a false bottom.  The other looks like an orange juice squeezer."


 
The wild west, plastic figurine style.

Oh my gosh, this picture.  It's like the olden day pancake man.

 mannequins = creepy


And that's the museum.  Did you learn something new during your visit?  I sure did. 

More amazing TorC photos to come!

5 comments »

  • RatalieNose said:  

    Okay the lady breast feeding her baby whilst doing jury duty is probably the greatest thing I've ever seen!!!!!!!

  • Chloe said:  

    Ok, I've just hit my knee with a chair and it hurts so much I can't come up with a good comment...
    But I'm impressed by that lady with the baby and that sign that says "Unusual Items". And although my knee hurts, I can't stop laughing at that sign!

  • carma said:  

    I learned never to go see that museum when in T or C. Please tell me there was no admission charge.

  • stlawgal05 said:  

    So, what exactly was this museum showing? Was there some sort of theme? I'm confused because it seems to just be a hodge-podge of garage sale items that never sold.

  • The Chained Maiden said:  

    I am totally in love with your T or C posts. Great work, I'm now a reader.

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