Friday, November 21, 2014

Dramatic Sculpture


A dramatic sculpture stands in the middle of the small town of Reserve, New Mexico.
The man depicted is Elfego Baca, a lawman, who became famous after the "Frisco Shootout".  


The story is told on the plaque below.  Click on the picture to make it bigger. 

If you are interested and can't read the plaque pictured here, you can find several web sites using his name or by using Frisco Shootout. 

11 comments:

Andy said...

The sculpture is very dramatic and reminds me that it really was the wild west. Back in the 1950's when I was a kid I remember watching "The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca" on the Walt Disney TV show.

Bill Nicholls said...

Wow he's mean looking guy

Stefan Jansson said...

All that after a drunk used his gun. An interesting story it is.

Sharon Anck said...

What a dramatic sculpture and an equally dramatic story.

Lowell said...

A fascinating story. What a guy. Can't imagine what he went through and yet survived!

Thérèse said...

Dramatic story but I must admit I don't like this kind of sculpture...

Catalyst/Taylor said...

I went to a Wikipedia web site and read about him. Fascinating character. Really the Good, Bad and Ugly.

EG CameraGirl said...

Amazing detail in the sculpture, Judy!

William Kendall said...

What a story... and an amazing sculpture!

Randy said...

Nice post and photo.

Kate said...

Not only a dramatic sculpture but a Wild West story, too.