Thanks for all the wonderful entries into our Old Wild West Contest! We've awarded our winners some cool prizes!
We've seen where they traveled, with a theme of the Old West or the Wild West! They've been to true historical towns, or a have-fun pretend towns! We've seen some dressed up in imitation of some famous Wild West character. Kinda like...
There were more entries in this category than the others. We decided to give out a 3rd prize award. We also gave an Honorable Mention. Stacy from Texas had a wide variety of points in all categories - so we decided to give her an Honorable Mention Prize in this category, for the points she'd accumulated for her photo here.
Each of our judges individually chose amongst all the photos, that which was the Funniest Photo. Assessing "funny" was per their own definition: did it amuse them, make them smile, was it ridiculous-funny, was it odd-funny, was it ironic-funny, was it weird-funny, was it out-of-place funny, etc.
I think you could tell that these photos were definitely in the definition of making them smile = so cute funny!
No Varmints Allowed!
The LeVan Gang - Armed & Not Very Dangerous
We felt these deserved an honorable mention award for achieving points in honorably following the rules of the contest.
From Nigel of Bristol, England
From Donald of Clovis, New Mexico
Gordon is the Owner/Proprietor of The Larian Motel. One of the best places to stay in Tombstone. He's a great host, and a wonderful supporter of the history of Tombstone.
The Oriental Saloon is a terrific famed spot in Tombstone. Now referred to as Wyatt Earp's Oriental Saloon, it's located on that same historic Northeast corner - 5th & Allen. We had two judges from this establishment!
Johnny Ringo's Saloon, attached just North of the Depot Steakhouse, is where we had two volunteers! Addie is co-owner, along with her husband, Steve. Addie is there nearly every day, keeping things in order, tending bar and so much more. She generously gave her time to do a little judging for us! You've gotta drop in to see them. Get the best pizza in town at Ringo's. And some fantastic food in their Depot restaurant & steak-house.
Another historic corner in Tombstone Arizona is the Northwest corner of 5th & Allen. That's where two more volunteer judges gave their time. They're from the ever famed Crystal Palace Saloon.
One of the more unique businesses in town gave us some volunteer judging for our Old Wild West photos. Tombstone Sarsaparilla on 4th Street is the place to try for a unique brand of refreshment!
We thought of this contest when we traveled to the historic Parker Ranch in Hawaii. And we'd also checked out a Local Guest "Dude Ranch" in Tombstone, Arizona. Those trips inspired us to see what other people have done in that same basic theme.
Contest entries were allowed Up To Four different, authentically created photos. Some chose four. Some less, some only sent one. But whatever contribution anyone made - they were in the running to be a prize-winner! Some got their family and friends in on the fun. They had them get on-line to see their photos, to put in a good word, a good comment about their photo. That had some influence on the scoring.
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Ten days to Deadwood.
We live near Cheyenne, Wyoming. My wife and I are part of the PR group for Cheyenne Frontier Days and do a bit of reenacting in Old Frontier Town. Back …
Kaden Cash and his Nana!
My name is Stacy and Kaden Cash is my six year old grandson. When Kaden was three, his mother, who suffers from bipolar depression abandoned Kaden in …
In a Past Life....
Dressed up and stepped back in to history at a movie set in Mescal, Arizona.
Ike Can Run - But Earp Will Find Him!
My brother and myself stayed in Tombstone four years ago. And we had the most fantastic, and again - did I say? It was a really wonderful experience! …
Right Where I Belong...
We love the Old West towns and old ghost towns. We go to Arizona and one of our favorite places is Tombstone. We stay there every year. We have …
Paying tribute to an old friend
Smokey Pickett and Montana Slim made the trek to Northern California, stopping at the Beckworth Tavern where they renewed old acquaintances and raised …
I'm now 59 years of age. I live in the great Texas town of Austin. This photo was taken at the 1988 Rodeo, Houston. Over the years, I've been a Movie …
Wild hogs in Tombstone
Went there on a motorcycle trip several times. We love Tombstone Arizona! Can you tell?
The Town Too Tough To Die
Just an ordinary day in the “Town Too Tough To Die”, Tombstone that is. And it is the place where I have been working for the past 27 years. The Earp …
One Day In Tombstone
Myself and a friend have dreamed about making the trek to Tombstone for many years. After some discussion we decided this would be our lucky year during …
Billy The Kid
I live in Clovis New Mexico only about an hour away from Billy the Kid museum and grave yard. And I have a motorcycle which my wife will not ride on with …
Rawhide at Sea
On an evening at the beach we were swimming. Then suddenly I saw this cowboy come walking towards us with his horse. I rushed out of the sea to get …
Our Skagway Alaska Experience
We went on a cruise along the inland waterway to Alaska. One of the stops was to the old mining town of Skagway Alaska. I took this photo of the historic …
Old Wild West Photos from The Levans
I always wanted to take an Old West Photograph but never had the opportunity. We visited Old Tucson this year and we took advantage! The gals said they …
South Dakota Vacation
*Family Members of Karen & William McGowan Were Not Eligible for Prizes