Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Buckskin Joe I miss You

A now lost roadside amusement park was Buckskin Joe. The park was themed to the Old West and was the site of many a major motion picture and TV series. Located in the scenic area of the the Royal Gorge in Colorado, the town was filled with many original houses and commercial building moved from ghost towns. The town still exists having been purchased and relocated to a large ranch owned by one of the Hunt brothers. The Hunt brother who owns the town is a collector of the Old West and spent millions of dollars on a tintype of Billy the Kid.

These images are from the mid-1960s when the park was in its prime. The first image shows the entrance to the park.

One of the attractions at the park was the stagecoach which would run up and down the dusty main street.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Such a shame that this is gone; it looks like it was a lot of fun.