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Shoot-Out on Whiskey Row

27 July 2008  
Yesterday was The Day of the Cowboy - how better to celebrate than with two full days of a Shoot-Out on Whiskey Row?

shootout2.jpg You may not have known about it, but yesterday, July 26, 2008 was the National Day of the Cowboy . (Last year the City of Prescott did a Proclamation for National Cowboy Day, but that didn't happen this year, so maybe you just didn't have it on your calendar!)  And how better to celebrate than with the 3rd Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row?

The Shootout is one of the highlights of the summer, hosted by the Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies, and it's for a good cause, since all proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters

If you didn't make it yesterday, you missed a rip-roaring good time. Cowboy hats, boots and spurs were seen up and down Whiskey Row along with straggly beards and holstered pistols. 

Lovely ladies strolled along Montezuma in bustled dresses, wearing beautiful and elaborate hats while finding shade underneath their lacy parasols. Other types of 'ladies' were also seen, wearing corsets and seductive smiles. 

The re-enactments were lots of fun, too. While they bring a little bit of history to life, the bad guys are taken care of, and the good guys are left to rescue another damsel in distress and clean up the town once more for law-abidin' citizens.

Of course, the Prescott Regulators take this opportunity to teach folks about safety and the importance of remembering that even shooting blanks can be dangerous if not done carefully. This is definitely one of those 'do not try this at home' events.  

The good news is that if you didn't get a chance to see it yesterday, there's no need to despair. Today promises to be another full day of adventures in the Bloody Bucket Saloon, right in the middle of Montezuma Street. So, grab your cowboy hat (or not) and head on downtown for a fun-filled day of good ol' fashioned gun totin' action.

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.