Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Old West Re-Enactment To Happen At Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park In January

More than a dozen Old West re-enactment groups from across the region will ride into town for an old-fashioned showdown at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park on January 11th and 12th, 2014. But what will fly at the 16th Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters is not really hot lead – it is fighting words and old-school acting from folks portraying outlaws, lawmen, cowboys, saloon gals, townsfolk and a veritable cornucopia of disreputable characters. For spectators, the fun is seeing Western lore unfold in live-action skits with lots of shouting and shooting – and no doubt, some prolonged and dramatic deaths. While there were not regular gun battles at the fearsome Territorial Prison, the authentic setting overlooking the Colorado River and the still-active rail line and the Ocean to Ocean bridge just adds to the atmosphere. The special admission price is eight-dollars for those 14 and older, three-dollars for kids age 7 to 13, free for ages six and younger.

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