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Texas Charlie Shoot Out

The Grand County Historical Association re-enacts the shooting of Texas Charlie for Hot Sulphur Days. The re-enactment is based on the true story of when Texas Charlie was shot down in the streets of Hot Sulphur Springs by “unknown” citizens of the town on December 9, 1884. Several days prior to the incident Texas Charlie had been threatening and even taken shots at several of the town folk of Hot Sulphur Springs. Following a threat levelled against Justice of the Peace Calvin Kinney and tearing up a warrant for his arrest, Texas Charlie left town. He returned four days later and was shot dead as he walked down the street, hit multiple times by several different guns. After a quick coroner’s inquest it was declared there would be no trial, because it cannot be determined who committed the crime.
Sally DiSciullo / Special to the Sky-Hi News |

The Grand County Historical Association re-enacts the shooting of Texas Charlie for Hot Sulphur Days. The re-enactment is based on the true story of when Texas Charlie was shot down in the streets of Hot Sulphur Springs by “unknown” citizens of the town on December 9, 1884. Several days prior to the incident Texas Charlie had been threatening and even taken shots at several of the town folk of Hot Sulphur Springs. Following a threat levelled against Justice of the Peace Calvin Kinney and tearing up a warrant for his arrest, Texas Charlie left town. He returned four days later and was shot dead as he walked down the street, hit multiple times by several different guns. After a quick coroner’s inquest it was declared there would be not trial, because it cannot be determined who committed the crime. Over 300 people attended Hot Sulphur Days this past weekend according to organizers.


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