Museum talk to target ‘Forgotten Gunfight’ story

Alpine writer Bryon Harrington will be in Ramona on Tuesday, April 17, to talk about his historical novel, “Campo, the Forgotten Gunfight.”

It is said that the historic shootout in Campo on Dec. 4, 1874, rivals the gunfight at the OK Corral, and members of the Ramona Pioneer Historical Society want to hear more. Their meeting will be in the Barnett Barn on the grounds of the Guy B. Woodward Museum, 645 Main St., and will start with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Harrington, a western actor, quick-draw artist, bullwhip expert, and gold prospector, spent 10 years researching and two years writing his book.

Harrington’s interest in the history of the Old West brought him to the backcountry of San Diego County. His book mentions several key figures in Campo history — early merchants, the Gaskill Brothers, and Clodoveo Chavez and his bandit gang — all key players in the little known drama of that fateful December day.

A member of the Gatskill Brothers Gunfighters, an Old West re-enactment team, Harrington will bring copies of his book to the meeting.

Those attending are asked to bring a main dish, salad, or dessert to serve eight. For more information, call the museum at 760-789-7644.

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