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Solemn Old Judge Days

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Photos by Emily McIntosh. A wild west shoot-out filled one end of Main street with gunshots while the other end of Main was filled with the tunes that brought about Solemn Old Judge Days in Mammoth Spring. Despite the rain, crowds enjoyed this event held in downtown Mammoth Spring and at the State Park. More photos next week.
Despite the looming clouds and the early morning rain, hundreds of visitors turned out for the Solemn Old Judge Days at Mammoth Spring.

Some intent visitors even braved the rain Friday night to watch the play, "Reflections in the Spring," at the Mammoth Spring State Park Pavillion.

Though arts and craft booths were not as plentiful as they might have been without the rain, shops along Main Street opened their doors and set up tables on the boardwalk.

Many people crowded the sides of the street to watch the gunplay of the Fulton County Rangers. The old, rambunctious drunk and scum bags, versus the good sheriff and his deputies, was reminiscent of the old days of the Wild West as guns blared throughout the street. Visitors even blocked the street to get closer views of the gunslinging action.

Between the wild gunplay, other events went on that included a quilt show full of many vibrant colors and an antique tractor show. Local artist displayed paintings and photos at Simmons Bank, as well.

Kids and adults alike enjoyed destroying an old Ford Taurus in a car bash sponsored by Bears Against Drugs (B.A.D.). Some people were seen carrying off small pieces of the car as souvenirs.

An antique car show was also held at the Mammoth Spring State Park with many old, unique cars that came from miles around to show off their chrome and wheels.

Look in next week's issue for more pictures of the events at Solemn Old Judge Days.

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