OLD WEST HISTORY IV OVERVIEW
On November 6 and 7, the IV International Historical Reenactment, Old West History, took place in the town of Oasys MiniHollywood. This event, unique in Spain, had a large number of national and international attendees and reenactors, who revived the American history of the 19th century.
During two days, it was possible to enjoy numerous activities related to the Far West, as well as re-enactments of events and historical episodes as famous as the duel of the O.K. Corral, the signing of the Fort Laramie treaty in 1868, the death of the iconic Wild Bill Hickok, or the assassination of Lincoln among others.
This year and maintaining COVID measures at all times, more than 220 historical reenactors from Spain, France, Germany, Italy or Argentina, participated in the performances. Among them, Codex Belix, Imperial Service, La Cruz de Victoria, 1707 Almansa historia, Marlene dietrich, Mountain Horse Ranch, Battle honorus, U.E.O, Lakota american West, Far West frontier, Glenteman Warfare, Casa Ambrosio- Apaches, Museo Histórico Militar de Granada or L’Epoque des Cavalcades.
During the two days and throughout the Oasys MiniHollywood film set, numerous reenactors’ stalls allowed us to relive the experiences of the Wild West walking among mythical characters such as Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Bill, Calamity Jane or Crazy Horse, among many others, with the participation of real actors.
In addition, one of the favorite activities among the youngest attendees was the exhibition of Playmobil dioramas -in charge of the Jorge Olaya family- and that of Madelman, both installed in the railroad train, as well as the demonstration of “dressage, lasso and ride in the western, cowboy life”.
Throughout the weekend at the Arizona buffet restaurant you could enjoy typical American dishes such as Mexican chili, pork ribs and other barbecue menus.
On Sunday at 18:30 p.m., after the last activities, the Historical Recreation was closed by its organizers, Leonardo Jiménez, Manuel Olaya and José María Rodríguez, who handed out the certificates of participation to each one. of the reenactors who made this magnificent event possible.
The fourth edition of this unique event in Spain has established itself as the most important event of the western genre in our country, with more than 1,500 visitors. We hope that the next edition will also be a complete success which will allow us to continue sponsoring leisure and history in the province of Almería.
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