The Devil’s Rope (Barbed Wire) Museum along Route 66 in Mclean, TX, is probably one of the most unusual museums along The Mother Road.
Join host Anthony Arno, as he talks with 90 year old curator Delbert Trew all about his museum and collection of over 800 different types of barbed wire. Cited as one of the most important inventions during the Industrial Revolution, the museum features anything and everything related to barbed wire, including art, tools, medicines, books, and use during warfare.
There are many interesting museums along Route 66, but perhaps one of the most interesting is the Devil’s Rope Museum with its collection of over 800 examples of barbed wire.
Join host Anthony Arno as he talks with Delbert Trew, the 90 year old curator of the Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean, TX. Highlights from the show include:
- Why visit a barbed wire museum?
- McClean’s “other” fame to claim- Alfred Rowe
- McClean’s Mayor Passenger # XXX on the Titanic
- McLain’s once popular Brassiere Factory
- History of the American cowboy
- What problem does barbed wire solve?
- Origin of Devil’s Rope name for barbed wire
- Barbed Wire- Rancher or Farmer’s best friend?
- The most popular wire all visitors must see!
- Barbed Wire: Tools, Medicine, Books, Art, Poetry, Wartime
- Barbed Wire in song
- Modern versions of Barbed Wire
- Delbert’s initial interest in Barbed Wire
- Books published by Delbert on Ranching, Barbed Wire, and other interests
- Devil’s Rope Museum featuring Route 66 memorabilia
- Visiting Devil’s Rope Museum
- Other Route 66 attractions in McLean, TX