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Wild west reenactment at the Six Gun Territory theme park in Ocala.
Performing arts--Florida--Marion County--Ocala
Cowboys in popular culture
Service industries--Florida--Marion County--Ocala
Wild west shows
Amusement parks--Florida--Marion County--Ocala
Six Gun Territory was a 200-acre western-themed tourist attraction located on State Highway 40 (Silver Springs Blvd) in Ocala, Florida. Designed by Russell Pearson (who also designed Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO and Ghost Town in the Sky in Maggie Valley, NC), it opened on 2 February 1963 and remained opened until 1984. Visitors arrived at the visitor center (a replica Southern Railway station) and rode a wood-burning narrow gauge engine to a mock Western town to see gunfights, saloon dances, an "Indian village" and various amusement rides.
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Hancock, John W. Wild west reenactment at the Six Gun Territory theme park in Ocala. 1964. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/267212>, accessed 5 December 2021.
Hancock, John W. Wild west reenactment at the Six Gun Territory theme park in Ocala. 1964. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/267212>.
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