A Sampling of Shows
The Mayor’s Show
Dusty California, 1885. Tumbleweed sits between the huge Hirsh Ranch and the Thorneyhill Ranch, close enough to the Thorneyhill Silver Mine about five miles north west of Silvertown. Our Mayor, Civil War Hero Col. Thaddeus Foote (Retired) and Danforth Talcott, publisher of the Tumbleweed Weekly Wind are working tirelessly to bring the Pacific and Piru Railroad head to the community which would link it’s silver and cattle industries to markets in the east. In Fact, the President of the P&P Railroad, W. Meriwether Caldwell is expected to make another visit during Tumbleweed’s annual Festivities, bringing a contingent of Pinkerton’s Armed Guards. That means the town’s attractive and wealthy widow, Jessica B. Thorneyhill, will once again attempt to charm the Railroad Tycoon, while Foote and Talcott attempt to interest Caldwell in the old Silver Mine outside of town as a possible tunnel to the San Fernando valley…concerns about it being haunted are, of course, foolish in the dawn of a new industrial age. Our new saloon will hopefully be ready by then, although our town Preacher, Rev. Crimpwith is concerned about the evil influence it may have. Cattle drives are stopping in Tumbleweed, so there will be lots of wild cowpokes, hereabouts, and a group of very famous personages have stopped by the boarding house for a few days on their way to meeting Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in San Francisco, so that there fellow might just be Doc Holliday.