Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Where James Arness Was Sheriff


This is part of the former town of Dodge City where Marshall Dillon and Festus Haggan lived in the TV series Gunsmoke. It is off Johnson Canyon Road about 8 miles East of Kanab, Utah and heading North off Highway 89. I like the photo but I regret that the Gunsmoke location looks like this now. I think as I was photographing it ... I felt just a little bit older than before I saw it.

14 comments:

Pat said...

the old, crumbling buildings have a certain charm :)

Celia na Italia said...

Really nice!

Montanagirl said...

I love this photo. Old barns, homestead buildings, etc., are right up my alley.

Gypsy Quilter said...

My memory is fuzzy on this one. Was it Gunsmoke or the OK coral?

Judy said...

Today's grouping is... different... I like it!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Wow, that brings back memories! I worked at a grocery stocking shelves in my teen years. The owner was a bit of a character, known to drink on every occasion. He also had a gun. He shot the soda machine at the grocery for not giving change once, but his main claim to fame was that he outdrew Matt Dillon. Blew up his TV, but that is just collateral damage. Oh, he was elected mayor in his later years.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I well rememebr this TV series, Steve, and it brings back memories of Sat night TV watching with my folks. Sad to see the state these buildings are now in.

dj trish said...

Its sad no one thoughts to preserve these buildings.Would they let that happy to the brady bunch house or the Happy Days House?

Ruth said...

Thanks for some lovely remembering. I watched Gunsmoke too. I am relieved it is old and crumbling. Kind of spooky if it didn't change, kind of like Brigadoon.

Corker2 said...

I remember that TV series. Never did know where it was shot. Interesting Post.

Les

George F said...

I love decaying building too, nice photo :-)

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, my I remember Mr. Dillon and Festus. I wonder if there is some of that terrible coffee still there....

;),
Lois

paul andrews said...

i like these old barns

Patrina's Pencil said...

its a shame that they have lost their luster...and their audience. those were the days when I was young too :) thanks for sharing.

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