One of our adventures this week was to tour the newly opened National Museum of Military Vehicles. It was great! The most fascinating piece of this story is that all the tanks and vehicles there are owned by one guy: Dan Starks. And I’m not talking about a couple of Abrams. I am talking about $100 million in equipment. 432 vehicles and growing. The 140,000 square-foot National Museum of Military Vehicles, about eight miles southeast of Dubois, Wyo.
The museum is amazing! Every time you round a corner, you think there couldn’t possibly be more tanks and vehicles and there are rooms more to go. This was the first weekend the National Museum of Military Vehicles was open and I was honored to be one of the first to see these great tributes to our World II veterans and their equipment. I stopped by before it opened and got a few pictures of teh tanks outside. I believe this will be a tourist attraction for decades to come. No expense was spared in the design and presentation.
Before retiring in Dubois, Starks was the CEO of the St. Jude Medical Corporation. In addition to curating the museum, Starks and his wife also operate a working cattle ranch. While CEO in May 2004 of the St. Jude Medical Corporation, revenue grew from $1.9 billion to more than $5.6 billion. His net worth according to Wallmine is about $710 million. Uh. That was 2 years ago. Dan and his wife own numerous properties in Dubois, WY. And according to the people we’ve spoken to, he intends on keeping Dubois the same little town it always has been. No big box development or apartment complexes here. Read More: Wyoming Man Has The Country’s Largest Military Tank Collection.
RV On The Road Yet? is a blog dedicated to the journey one couple has taken on the road to living full time in a Recreational Vehicle. Please keep in mind that we are not RV experts (or lawyers or doctors). We are just a couple muddling our way through this RV thing like anyone else. With luck, we may share something that will save you time or money, or just make you smile. We are primarily doing this so Melinda can keep her 65 best friends informed on our full-time RV adventure exploits. Sometimes humorous and hopefully educational, we will relay the steps we have taken as we travel down the former path of frontiersmen, Gypsies, retired people, and idiots.