Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Six Gun City Revisited

Over three years ago, I shared some vintage photos of a park in Jefferson, New Hampshire called Six Gun City. There were a few more pictures from that lot that I'd never gotten around to scanning, so they are getting their 2 minutes of fame today!

For some reason, stocks were a popular photo op for many tourist attractions. What's more fun than pretending that you were being publicly tormented! This little girl is having a swell time.

Six Gun City was anything but fancy back in the old days. It's a shame that those ugly telephone poles and wires ran right up the main street! The streets were upaved, and obviously got pretty muddy after a good rain. Authentic western charm.

Dad's in jail again. He's not worried because it looks like you could kick your way out of that jail in about 14 minutes.

Looky, it's a genuine grizzled old timer. Probably toothless, which adds bonus points. Actually, it's hard to tell in the photo, but I'm not 100% convinced that the beard is for real. Maybe he bought it at Woolworth's.

Here's an old hearse, complete with a dead body! Or is it just some lazy employee taking a nap?

That's all for now!


Katella Gate said...

Every time I see stocks, I am reminded that "cruel and unusual" is strictly a matter of opinion. Be thankful that my opinion isn't the prevailing one.

Regarding the power lines: the odd thing is that type of power line was used from about 1890 all the way up to the 1950s+ in rural areas. It may be functional, but it's also period correct.

One vote for "phony beard"

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

2nd phony beard vote here!

Great hearse shot, nice touch with a body in it!

Vaughn said...

The body reminds me of the Movieland Wax Museum. A cast member,dressed as a Keystone Kop, was pretending to be a wax figure in one of the dimly lighted aisle ways. I, falling completely for the gag, made the comment to my brother: "Gross! they even put in a bunch of ear hair!" At which point the guy got insulted and angrily stomped off!

Major Pepperidge said...

Vaughn... Ha ha!

I just remember a guy dressed as Charlie Chaplin who stood very still in one of those same dimly-lit halls - of course as soon as anyone started approaching him to see how realistic he was, he'd move and scare the crap out of everyone.

(word verification is "chokings"???!!!)