Wyman's hosts many attractions

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Automobiles of all types and horsepower began showing up early at the Wyman Living History Museum and Ranch on Saturday for the second annual Colorado Cruisers' Car Show.

Music from the 1950s and 60s set the tone as hundreds of vehicles and spectators gathered in the meadows of the museum to kick off the Grand Olde West Days celebration.

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A good turnout for the pancake breakfast kept chef and Wyman Museum board member Al Shepherd busy all morning.

"I don't know how many eggs I cooked," he said. "But I'll bet it was a dozen each time."

In addition to the breakfast, there were dozens of food booths and vendors to choose from for shopping and dining.

A bungee jumping attraction had youngsters hopping higher than the most gifted athletes, with flips and stunts thrown in by the brave.

Len Early came from Kings--ville, Texas with his baby camel and one-month old buffalo, Lakota.

"The children really are drawn to the small animals," he said. "I teach the kids about being careful around animals they are not familiar with."

Museum tours were popular with the car enthusiasts and visitors, and a "blind golf-cart driver" obstacle course left many orange cones bent beyond recognition.

Native American dancers from the Northern Ute tribe in Duchesne, Utah performed dances and offered language lessons to the crowd, while drummers filled the sky with a rhythm known in Northwest Colorado a century earlier.

A petting zoo allowed children close encounters with goats and horses, which were available for young buckaroos to ride.

For the dozens of classic car owners making the journey to Craig, the weekend was a chance to show off their rides, talk automotive topics with fellow gear-heads and catch the occasional whiff of high-octane fuel.

Dan Olsen can be reached at 824-7031, ext.207, or dolsen@craigdailypress.com

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