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Frontier Texas Reopens

Frontier Texas Reopens

Frontier Texas is even better in this version. The holograms are extremely realistic and the stories kept my interest from the start to the finish. I really encourage everybody to go visit again for the first time. No story but a couple of images. The re-enactors from the Dedicated Fort Griffith Memorial Regiment and the Abilene Outlaws and Regulators put on interesting talks of the history of the area and some good shows from Abilene’s past. The gun crew consisted of Sgt. Jerry Johnson, Bob Cheatham, Rod Paine and Randy Duive . I caught the cannon just as it fired. Notice the plume of smoke at the rear of the cannon as the fire comes out of the primer hole as well as the mouth. Sgt. Jerry Johnson stated that when they are training cannon crews – they put a hand sized piece of steak over the hole and it blows a hole thru the steak which impresses the gun crews to keep both their hands and faces away from the primer hole when firing the cannon. {{more}} The Abilene Outlaws and Regulators put on a great show of the early days when the city fathers tried to clean up the area around the train depot. The scene shows Deputy Scott Brown trying to stop gunplay between a saloon owner and City Alderman Frank Collins that led to the deaths of all three.   Cannon crew firing. Photo by Joe Starkey   The peace keeping deputy gets shot in the back. Photo by Joe Starkey