You may not know this, but Daisy airguns only came about because of windmills. No, really. And we found out why when we visited the Daisy Airgun Museum in downtown Rogers on our epic road trip along US Highway 71 from the Louisiana border to the Missouri State Line.
Air guns have been around since the 16th century. Daisy air guns were originally created as a promotional giveaway to go along with windmills. The air airguns became so popular, that the windmill place eventually made airguns instead. #daisyairgunmuseum #airgun #visitrogers #SpringBreakOn71 #openroadtrip #visitarkansas #us71 #openroad #epicroadtrip #cbopenroad #hondaroadtrip #arkansashighways
Legend has it that General Manager Lewis Cass Hough fired one of the airguns and cried out, "It's a daisy!" and gave the gun its name.
This facility, which is part of a showroom and pickup stop for the Daisy Airgun Museum,
A Christmas Story (which, I know you may be surprised, I have never seen), and there's a display dedicated just to that movie. There are also informational displays on the history of Red Ryder and how the fictional cowboy came to be associated with the Daisy product.
This, though, was my favorite piece of the entire set-up.
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