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

The attraction was sold, crated, and shipped to an undisclosed location in September 2010.
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. Report...

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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.

[ Team, 03/03/2005]

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