“Old West Days” takes guests back in time

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL)– The Old West came alive Saturday in Blountville’s Historic District.

Old West Day provides a broad and comprehensive overview of the 1800’s era that comprised the days of the open frontier, a period that left an indelible mark on United States history and the American character.

“We’re depicting the time at the Post Civil War period during a great depression,” said Old West actor, John Lyle. “The country is in chaos, nothing seems to function, and we are just getting by.”

Event-goers were able to listen to old-fashioned Western music, enjoy down-home BBQ, and watch authentic reenactments of the Old West.

Old West actor and actresses portrayed Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and re-created the Shootout at the OK Corral near the Old Deery Inn.

The 2nd annual Old West Days was hosted by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourismn and took place from 10AM to 4PM. It was free and open to the public.

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