Photo Gallery: Hot Sulphur Days draws crowds for Texas Charlie reenactment, local parade |

Photo Gallery: Hot Sulphur Days draws crowds for Texas Charlie reenactment, local parade

This weekend, Hot Sulphur Springs is hosting the 55th annual Hot Sulphur Days, which celebrates the town’s history and community.

On Saturday afternoon, one of the weekend’s most popular attraction took place, the Texas Charlie shootout reenactment. It follows the story of Charlie Wilson, also known as Texas Charlie, who came to Grand County in 1883.

Texas Charlie caused trouble in town, including invading a saloon and threatening the barkeep’s life, as well as pistol-whipped an innocent bystander inside the general store, according to the Grand County Historical Association.

Ultimately, a warrant was issued for his arrest, but Texas Charlie ripped it up and left town. He returned December 9, 1883 with pistols drawn, but the townspeople shot before Texas Charlie could and it ended with him dead on the ground.

Following the reenactment, the town kicked off the parade, which featured floats from several locals and businesses, as well as community services, such as Grand County EMS and the local 4-H chapter.

Two judges named Harms & Sons Recycling, the Girl Scouts, the Grand County Public Library District, the DIVCO milk truck and the Hot Sulphur Springs Parshall Fire Protection District parade winners.

Hot Sulphur Days winds down tomorrow with the town’s history walking tour. The tour is presented by Don Dailey and begins at the Pioneer Village Museum. Then the 55th annual Hot Sulphur Days will come to a close with a series of softball games in the Town Park that afternoon.

For more information on the event, as well as a full schedule, check out the Hot Sulphur Days website at

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