Meeker Bank Robbery Reenactment

  • One of the most dramatic events ever to occur in northwestern Colorado was the attempted robbery of the Bank of Meeker which occurred on Tuesday, October 13, 1896.

    For a few hectic moments, bullets flew thick and fast in this pioneer town. When the fight was over, several Meeker citizens were nursing wounds, and the three bank robbers were dead.

    The lightning-like promptness with which the robbers were disposed of was a tribute to the early residents of Meeker and notice to the world that frontier men were without fear and shot straight and fast when the occasion required. The incident, a sensation throughout the nation, was played up by all the great newspapers of the country, and congratulations poured in from all parts of the nation.

    Join us as long-time Meeker residents once again gather to reenact the historic events that unfolded as they did the day Jim Shirley and his gang went down in local history.  The event will begin at 1 pm, located in downtown Meeker at 6th & Main Street.

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