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Dalton Days 2009
June 6-7
Dalton Gang Hideout, Meade

Watch History Come Alive at Dalton Days

The Dalton Days Wild West Fest, which takes place in Meade in June, will once again host living history reenactments and gunfight competitions during the celebration. This year�s event will be officially sanctioned by the Reenactment Guild of America. It will be an open competition (one does not have to be a member of the guild to participate) but members of the guild will be given preferential treatment as to scheduling. [photo: 2006 Dalton Days,  Marc Ferguson]

Dalton Gang Posse Fundraiser
Meade County Historical Society

[photo: Dalton Gang Tunnel]

The Meade County Historical Society oversees the management of the Meade County Museum, the Sunnydale School House and Farm Implement Yard, as well as the Dalton Gang Hideout.

Meade County Historical Society has taken another bold step in order to assure that there will be funds for upkeep and promotion of these facilities. With the encouragement and the funding provided by the county's Economic Development Committee, a membership program is being developed as an ongoing fund-raising and public awareness vehicle.

Since the nefarious deeds of the infamous Dalton Gang are the key stimulant to nationwide interest in Meade County and since the gang's lawlessness was furthered by their ability to come and go unseen and unsuspected by way of the tunnel that still exists at the Hideout, the Historical Society sees it as their civil duty to call up a "posse."

As a member of the posse, people from around the world will participate in secret maps, clues to unfound treasure, and exciting interactive adventures as they "chase" the Dalton Gang across the country.

Dalton Gang Posse membership cards will provide free or substantial discounts to a variety of attractions, retailers and eateries. Newsletters will provide clues to finding "hidden treasures" left along the trails and prizes will be awarded to those whose clever investigation pays off.

For more information on how you or your group can become members of The Posse, contact 620-873-2359 .

Site author: George Laughead Jr. Thanks to Lynn H. Nelson, author of the first history site on the WWW, HNSource.

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