Harrisburg tries wild west auction to rope in cash

Written by Craig Layne | Jul 19, 2013 8:52 AM

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(Harrisburg) -- Leaders in the capital city are hoping the heroes of the Wild West will ride to the rescue of the cash-strapped community. Thanks to former mayor Stephen Reed’s eccentric, failed project, the city has an extensive collection of Wild West artifacts -- some with ties to people like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. The roughly 8,000 pieces are up for auction this week in the hopes they will put a dent in Harrisburg’s municipal debt. Craig Layne visited the Harrisburg Auction on City Island this week and filed this report for NPR…

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