An antique organ that traveled west on a wagon trail is looking for a permanent place to call home. The organ has been passed down in one Spokane family, and now, with no space to house it, they are hoping a local museum or historical society can give it a proper home.
The story of how the instrument came west has been passed down along with the organ. Some of the details have been forgotten, like what year it made the journey, but the history is still rich and shares snippets of what life on a wagon was like.
The organ was traveling along the trail with another family, when the owners ran out of food, and so they made a trade with Linda Childs' grandparents. Scott Morris and Ada Johnson were moving out west from Iowa when they traded food for the organ.