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|Showdown at Sunset
1902 in broad daylight on the courthouse square of El Dorado, city
Tucker confronted his bitter rivals, the Parnell Brothers. In one swift
moment, a flurry of
gunfire left three men dead and several others wounded. Witness the
historic re-enactment of
the infamous Parnell-Tucker gunfight during Showdown at Sunset, which
occurs on the last Saturday of each month during the summer and
beginning in June at the El Dorado Courthouse (101 N. Washington St.).
event was named one of the Top-100 Events in North America by the
Association and received the Community Trademark Award by the Arkansas
& Event Association.
re-enactment supports a cast of area actors and chronicles the events that led
up to this historic event. Characters include: City Marshal Guy Tucker,
grandfather to former Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker; store owner Tom
Parnell; brother Matt Parnell; photographer Bob Mullens; Sheriff Norris and
others. This historic portrayal of
life in El Dorado in the early 1900s includes live music prior to the
at 6:00 p.m. with the re-enactment starting at 6:30 pm. Each event has
lead-in entertainment. Showdown at Sunset is open to the public and
there is no admission fee. Group seating is also available and each
person attending receives a free Showdown at Sunset souvenir program and
Showdown at Sunset 2014 Dates:
Main Street El Dorado
Contact: Mark Givens, Executive Director
101 W. Main St.
El Dorado, Ar 71730
Phone: (870) 862-4747
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