Arizona Gunfighters

Arizona Gunfighters

On Sunday we walked to downtown Prescott to take in the final day of the 10th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row. This annual event sponsored by the Prescott Regulators and Their Shady Ladies was located on an empty lot at the corner of Goodwin and Montezuma. The viewing stands and better sound quality improved the event from early years when we watched it take place in the middle of the street. We thoroughly enjoyed the Arizona Gunslingers re-enactment from the afternoon of October 26, 1881 in a vacant lot to the rear of the OK Corral in Tombstone. The showdown occurred with Virgil, Morgan and Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday being on one side and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury and Billy Claiborne on the other side. The OK Corral gunfight lasted about 30 seconds. When it was over, Frank and Tom McLaury and Billy Clanton lay dead and Ike had run from the fight. Morgan and Virgil were wounded and Doc had only a scratch. The Arizona Gunfighters recreated this legendary confrontation with a professional costumed cast of more than 30. Stuntman Buck Montgomery shared some trade secrets followed by a humorous skit. We then wandered the streets to see the booths for the event. We watched and listened to the wit of Johnny Hotshot during his Gunslinger Show. The Shootout on Whiskey Row is improving each year.

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