Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More Defender Day Photos

Continuing on from yesterday's post, here are some of the other people and things we saw in Coffeyville on Saturday.

In downtown Coffeyville you can still see a few spots on the streets that were made from Coffeyville bricks. Melinda over at Mickey and Me says she has some Coffeyville bricks at her house that were left there by the previous owners.

Although it wasn't a huge car show, there were some pretty cool cars there.

Here's a pretty cute one.

Oh, man. Wouldn't it be cool to ride around in this beauty? Hmm - I sure took a lot of pictures of yellow cars. . .

Oh, here's a black and white Ford Fairlane.

To emphasize safety and show the power of the guns the re-enactors would be using, this Dr Pepper can was shot.

This guy would be the shooter. He came by periodically and shook up the can of pop.

I didn't quite click the button on my camera quick enough to get the can being shot but you can see the spray it caused immediately after.

This gentlemen was walking around the streets of downtown all morning. I think he looks like the pictures I've seen of Pawnee Bill. His jacket was beautiful (if you can say that about a man's jacket) and his rifle looked very heavy.

I took this close-up shot of him as he was talking to a woman that sat in front of me.

There were a few saloon gals, or "floozies" as I heard someone say, strolling around town. Right before the performance, they handed out ear plugs to those who wanted them. The gun shots were pretty loud.

I'm not sure they had sunglasses in the old west though.

There was a seamstress treadle-ing away on the street corner.

This gentlemen looks like he could be a judge or a mayor or a banker. That's one handsome gun case he has there.

There were square dancing demonstrations for everyone to enjoy.

This trailer was loaded with gorgeous pumpkins.

There were buggy rides too. I guess this would be called a "stretch surrey" in today's terminology.

While all of the events were going on these pigeons perched on the tops of buildings to get a bird's eye view of everything.

It was a really fun morning. AD and I had other things on our agenda for Saturday so we weren't able to stick around for the pie and hot dog eating contests. I'll bet there were lots fun pictures taken of those two events too. Maybe those pigeons were able to nab some crumbs afterwards too.


  1. I am fascinated by these pictures of the downtown buildings. The one with "BANK" on it could almost be a duplicate of one of the buildings that anchor the four corners of the intersection of the main streets in our downtown. I guess what it means is that these little towns were built about the same time which is why the general style of architecture is seen. A revival preacher that used to come to our church was named Randy Dalton and he was in that ancestry of the Dalton Gang. Enjoyed your posts. Yes, a man's jacket can be beautiful, and the floozies are great. Good job!

  2. That looks like so much fun. In a couple of weeks we will be going to the "Trail of History" at one of our conservation areas. People are all dressed like settlers and there is an actual camp set up and the "settlers" camp out there all weekend. It's really neat.

    Love all the cars!!

  3. Just a nice break for the same ol same ol...How much fun would that be to get dressed up and just have a day of being someone else? And not only that, but be back in another time? Neat...

  4. That does look like a lot of fun.
    And I like the man's jacket, too.