Family History Outing: Laws Railroad Museum

The Laws Railroad Museum is located outside of Bishop, CA. Certainly, the museum is of great genealogical interest to researchers who had family in the railroads in the early 1900s, and for those who had family in the area. There is much to learn for those who had family in the gold industry.



But the displays in the Pioneer Building are unexpected in a railroad museum. One of the displays held a well preserved, well displayed, interesting set of military uniforms, equipment and memorabilia.



There was a selection of uniforms, equipment and memorabilia from multiple wars.



There was a display of memorabilia from the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).



The WWI artifacts were from the 7th Regiment Michigan Calvary.



The WWI Soldier’s equipment was also included in the display.



The exhibit included a bag annotated with battle information and a victory medal.



Remember when you visit any regional museum to look for exhibits about the military.