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By David Martin

Museum seeks help in promoting eyes


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The pair of glass eyes, originally part of a Chinese dragon, are one of 25 artifacts under consideration as one of Wyoming's Most Significant Artifacts

A pair of eyes on display at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum compete with 25 historical artifacts in the running to be named one of Wyoming's Most Significant Artifacts.

Eyes are often referred to as the windows to the soul, but the eyes on display are actually a window into the Chinese influence within Sweetwater County during its early days. The eyes are decorative glass pieces originally part of a dragon that would be paraded through Rock Springs during the late 1800s. The dragon itself measured 140 feet in length and was constructed out of silk, paper and bamboo. The only surviv...

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