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CARLSBAD – A gunfight in the dusty street, mechanical bull riding and a salsa contest – those were just some of the festivities during the Wild West Days at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park on Sunday.

The park, which used to be a real working ranch owned by Carrillo, gave visitors a chance to tour the property, and see the adobe buildings and stables.

In 2003, the ranch was designated a Historic National Landmark.

Cowboy "Curly Dan" shakes the hands of kids during the Wild West Days. Photo by Tony CagalaBob “Cheyenne” Callen of the Alpine Outlaws is the sheriff during Wild West Days in Carlsbad. Photo by Tony CagalaAndrew “Rooster” Strother comes to town looking for trouble. Photo by Tony CagalaJordan Peraino rides the mechanical bull. Photo by Tony CagalaMadison Mohun tests her might against the mechanical bull. Photo by Tony CagalaLarry “Black Powder” Kaserman, left, and Charles “Dandy Rand” McCutcheon, a 1961 graduate from the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad roam the Leo Carillo Ranch. Photo by Tony CagalaKaila Schafer, left, and Riley Goldman make their own hats. Photo by Tony CagalaA youngster and a male peacock have themselves an old fashioned standoff. Photo by Tony CagalaQuinlan Price takes a pony ride during the Wild West Days at Leo Carillo Rancho in Carlsbad. Photo by Tony Cagala

 

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