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By Amanda Benson
Sweetwater County Historical Museum 

Dummy returns to museum


Back by popular demand, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is featuring the ventriloquist dummy used by Thomas C. Smith for May’s Artifact of the Month.

This dummy wears a cowboy outfit, which is fitting for Wyoming. The dummy was made in London and the head and upper part of the body are constructed out of papier-mâché.

Thomas C. Smith was an amateur ventriloquist in Rock Springs who took up ventriloquism after his cousin, Port Jackson Ward.

Ward was a popular ventriloquist in England and performed for the royal family in 1909.

Smith and Ward were immigrants from England, but...

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