Wyoming man invests $100M into Nationwide Museum of Navy Automobiles on Fox Nation’s ‘Hidden Gems'

NEWNow you can hearken to Fox Information articles! Fox Nation is kicking off a brand…

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Fox Nation is kicking off a brand new collection, “Hidden Gems,” with Laura Ingraham as she uncovers a few of America’s fascinating treasures.

The three-episode premiere begins with a go to to the Nationwide Museum of Navy Automobiles in Dubois, Wyoming.

Museum creator and CEO Dan Starks instructed Ingraham that the love and respect he and his spouse really feel for America’s veterans and U.S. freedom took form within the type of this navy automobile assortment. They finally opened a show to the general public.

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Starks defined that he didn’t anticipate to amass any extra autos after he restored his first automobile, a Sherman Tank, which he bought to drive by the Dubois Fourth of July parade.

Fox Nation’s “Hidden Gems” host Laura Ingraham speaks with Nationwide Museum of Navy Automobiles CEO Dan Starks in episode one. (Fox Nation)
(Fox Nation)

However the expectation didn’t final — and Starks’ assortment grew to complete 488 navy autos as of now.

Starks revealed that he and his spouse have invested greater than $100 million of their very own cash to deliver this museum to life.

“That tells you one thing about our dedication and fervour and the way helpful it’s to honor and bear in mind our veterans,” he stated, “in addition to to honor and educate subsequent generations on the historical past of American freedom.”

A display inside Wyoming's National Museum of Military Vehicles featured on Fox Nation's "Hidden Gems." (Fox Nation)

A show inside Wyoming’s Nationwide Museum of Navy Automobiles featured on Fox Nation’s “Hidden Gems.” (Fox Nation)

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Episode two takes viewers behind the scenes of the New Orleans custom of Mardi Gras. It explores the magic behind the occasion’s extravagant parade floats and pageantry.

One of many oldest parading organizations, Rex, first got here into existence after the Civil Warfare to assist deliver tourism again to the town.

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Rex archivist Dr. Stephen Hales shared with Fox Nation how Rex was solely created two weeks earlier than Mardi Gras in 1872.

“They determined that there wanted to be a daytime parade,” he stated. “They invented that and despatched out edicts commanding folks to return and be a part of the parade, and folks got here.”

Rex archivist Dr. Stephen Hales joins episode two of the new Fox Nation series "Hidden Gems." (Fox Nation)

Rex archivist Dr. Stephen Hales joins episode two of the brand new Fox Nation collection “Hidden Gems.” (Fox Nation)
(Fox Nation)

“Then they despatched out edicts commanding folks to return go to New Orleans, and so they got here by the hundreds.”

Rex additionally introduced the side of distinctive art work to Mardi Gras, one thing typically expressed by costumes, jewellery and parade floats.

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“Our artists work … for a full yr to arrange these floats,” he stated. 

“They’ll be on the road for a number of hours, then they’ll come again in, and we’ll take them aside and begin over once more.”

A New Orleans artist paints a Mardi Gras parade float on an episode of Fox Nation's "Hidden Gems." (Fox Nation)

A New Orleans artist paints a Mardi Gras parade float on an episode of Fox Nation’s “Hidden Gems.” (Fox Nation)
(Fox Nation)

“It’s a loopy enterprise mannequin, however it’s what we’ve performed right here for 150 years.”

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