There was arguing, some shooting….some more arguing and a big volley of gunfire during the Old Abilene Town Gunfighter show Saturday morning in Junction City.
The Gunfighters were in town as part of a National Day of the Cowboy program sponsored by the Geary County Historical Society at their Historic Site at the Spring Valley Road – K-18 Highway location on the west side of the city.
The Gunfighters develop a basic idea but then determine the action as they proceed during a show. One of the Gunfighters, called “Moses”…Kenny Busby, explained one of the shows on Saturday involved a dispute over putting up wire so cattle couldn’t cross property. That led to an argument that resulted in four of the actors being shot dead. Moses explained they know how to fall. “Like me and him go up against each other. We’ve got it arranged before. He’ll shoot me and then I’ll fall. So we already know.”
The show also included gun safety advice for children, and a demonstration in which even a blank fired from a gun at an aluminum can do great damage….in this case it shredded the can.
Visitors to the event on Saturday had a chance to tour the site and look at the historic buildings, including the one-room school house.