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Frisco Shootout

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1) The Frisco Shootout was an Old West gunfight involving self-appointed lawman Elfego Baca. When did the shootout happen?Old West History Made Easy

  • December 1, 1884
  • December 1, 1894
  • December 1, 1904

2) The shootout happened in San Francisco Plaza. What is it now a community part of?

  • Roswell, New Mexico
  • Silverton, New Mexico
  • Reserve, New Mexico

3) The shootout stemmed from Baca's arrest of a cowboy who had been shooting into the air and into buildings at random while intoxicated.

  • True or False?

4) Shortly after the arrest was made, Baca was confronted by a large number of the cowboy's friends. Baca took refuge in the house of local resident Geronimo Armijo.

  • True or False?

5) A standoff ensued, during which the cowboys increased in number to around eighty men. Legend has it that the cowboys fired more than 4,000 rounds into the house, but there is little way of confirming just how many rounds were fired exactly.

  • True or False?

6) Baca was not wounded by any of the rounds fired, but did return fire killing four of the cowboys, and wounding eight others. The standoff ended when the cowboys were unable to acquire more ammunition. With their ammunition supply depleted, they simply withdrew. How long did the fight had last?

  • Twelve hours
  • Twenty-four hours
  • Thirty six hours

7) The cowboy that had been originally arrested by Baca served his time in jail for disturbing the peace and drunkenness, and was released.

  • True or False?

8) Baca was indicted for the killing of one of the men. However, when the door of house was introduced as evidence, having over four hundred bullet holes in it, Baca was acquitted. When was Baca indicted?

  • May, 1885
  • May, 1895
  • May, 1905

9) Baca went on to become a licensed attorney and a Deputy US Marshal.

  • True or False?

10) The Elfego Baca Foundation opened a memorial in New Mexico in honor of Baca. When did the memorial open?

  • May 24, 1928
  • May 24, 1958
  • May 24, 2008


Frisco Shootout

  1. December 1, 1884
  2. Reserve, New Mexico
  3. True
  4. True
  5. True
  6. Thirty six hours
  7. True
  8. May, 1885
  9. True
  10. May 24, 2008

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