By Wyatt Earp | November 5, 2011
An obvious fact? You would think so, but that didn’t stop former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed from trying to bring the Wild West . . . east.
If you want to know why Democrat-led cities in my state (and the country) are so frakked up, look no further than this story.
Desperate to rid itself of more than 8,000 artifacts and to climb out of a $300 million debt crisis, Harrisburg has allowed appraisers and auction houses into a storage space where the bits of Americana have been gathering dust for years.
Nearly all of the artifacts were collected by former Mayor Stephen Reed, who dreamed of building a Wild West museum in Harrisburg that never materialized. The seven-term mayor left office last year.
Reed began buying the artifacts with tax dollars more than five years ago.
I’m sorry, my glasses must be dirty. I thought I just read that the mayor bought the artifacts with taxpayer dollars, but that can’t be right.