Pull up your bootstraps and take a ride back to the Old West

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Civil War soldier reenactors participate in a skit with the Old Town Temecula Gunfighters during the annual Western Days gathering at Sam Hicks Park in Temecula, Saturday, Sept. 14. Shane Gibson photo
Gunslingers, soldiers, outlaws and cowboys took locals back to a time when the Old West was in its prime. “We want to keep the Old West and Civil War history alive,” Tim Kimble, aka Dynamite Dick Clifton, founder of Old Town Temecula Gunfighters, said. He had a bullet casing poking out of his left ear. “I have to be able to hear, and it lets me hear a little bit while blocking some of the sound when shooting,” he said, laughing. Old Town Temecula Gunfighters and several other groups put on Western Days at Sam Hicks Monument Park and at the historic Hotel Temecula in Old Town, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15, honoring a time period that was known for its gunfights and rich history. [gallery td_select_gallery_slide="slide" ids="2689,2690,2691,2692,2693,2694,2695,2696,
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