Schlatters Healing Rod

From the New Mexico History Museum

Francis Schlatter was a religious healer who wandered across the western United States in the 1890s. Thousands of people came to him for cures. He stayed briefly on Agnes Cleveland's ranch near Datil. He used this brass rod as an exercise bar to maintain his healing abilities.
History Collection NMHM, DCA, 799/45 Gift of Estate of E.L. Hewett

Photo by Blair Clark, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

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