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Searching for a Stillwater lumberman's wild collection


February 24, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — George Atwood's collection of exotic taxidermied animals, weapons, rugs, musical instruments, books and sporting equipment was so extensive that the Stillwater lumber magnate built a museum to house it.

The Atwood Museum, in a 35,000-square-foot building behind his house, contained the "greatest private collection in the Northwest," according to a 1933 article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

"He has Spanish blunderbusses and Turkish scimitars; two-, three- and four-barreled guns; tomahawks; dueling pistols, and everything else short of heavy artillery," the newspaper...

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