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Coyote Dentures

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Inside the museum we found lots of cool stuff on display, but this set of "coyote dentures" stood out among the rest. Local resident George Washington Hancock (1882-1969) needed new dentures, but didn't have the money to pay for a professionally made set. He made his own by melting down toothbrush handles and molding the warm plastic over his gums. Coyote teeth were used because they were easy to obtain.