Saturday, November 05, 2011

"Now one brave man...

...he tried to take them alone.” The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames.
Columbia had “Downtown Days” a few weekends ago, and it reignited my fervent adoration for fall and all the festivals and traditions thereof. I love the colors and food and cooler weather, and the food, and outfits (hello, scarf season!) and the food. I love harvest-y food. Also drinks. 
But back to the Downtown Days.
They had a reenactment of a bank robbery from 1872 when Jesse James and the gang came through Columbia and tried, unsuccessfully, to rob the bank, thanks to the sacrificial heroism of a bank teller named R.A. C. Martin. He hollered that the bank was being robbed, and was shot (dying soon after). Another man was also wounded. At any rate, the reenactment was quite the event, and I got photos. :) 

The "scouts"

The "robbers" at the bank (one staying out keeping watch)



We're Jesse James and Co. Rawr!

Courageous townspeople in the aftermath. 

So it was a fun fall festival, anyhow. :) Love!

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