Dude Lavington's Bed

Dude Lavington's Bed

This bed is made from hand hewn logs and is laced with moose rawhide to support the "mattress" which would have been a straw or feather tic. It was used by the well known cowboy "Dude" Lavington who built up a ranch in the Baker Creek Valley between Nazko and Quesnel in the 1930s. It was made by his brother and ranching partner Art Lavington. Dude Lavington published two volumes of memoirs "The Nine Lives of a Cowboy" and "Born to be Hung."