Canon City, Colorado: Live Hangings at Frontier Town (Gone)

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The attraction was sold, crated, and shipped to an undisclosed location in September 2010.
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Gone
Live Hangings at Frontier Town

Buckskin Joe's hangings are part of a Wild West show, acted out by semipro gunslingers and seasonally underemployed ski instructors.

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Another hanging at Buckskin Joe's.

Buckskin Joe Frontier Town and Railway

I got to be a gunfighter for a day at Buckskin Joe's. I got shot and played in all the shows they did. I even got to hang a guy, when we did one of the shows that had a hanging in it. It was hard work, but so worth it.

Growing up I used to play cowboys all the time and watch westerns and this was like doing both, playing in a western movie. I would do it again the next time I go to Colorado.

[Steve C, 05/11/2008]

You can't beat hanging a guy. Here's a photo from our visit (we didn't get shot or hanged).

Buckskin Joe - Town of Terror

"Town of Terror" -- we don't know what it is yet, but Buckskin Joe is advertising it as "coming soon," with the tag line: "There's nothing scarier than the real thing." The History Channel shot a "Haunted Rockies" documentary there in 2001. We always thought the employees at BJ's performed well in their mock gunfights and hangings.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 03/03/2005]

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