The Sprag Pole Museum began with an old whiskey jug and exploded from there. Named after the supporting poles once needed to help hold up its wooden walls in hard winters, the Sprag Pole Museum is eclectic to say the least. This ever-expanding and historic endeavor began in 1933 with a single whiskey jug displayed behind the bar. From there, the collection exploded. Today, 10,000 square feet are jam-packed with exhibits on mining and logging, historic photographs, and antique gambling devices, music machines, clocks, and coins from around the world. The museum also interprets stories of colorful characters like Molly B’Damn, an Irish woman who earned a Florence Nightingale-like reputation when she nursed miners during a smallpox epidemic. Molly B’Damn was also associated with “houses of pleasure” and various other businesses of the day.