Red Rock Posse
is a "wild bunch" of gun-slinging cowboys ... and a few cowgirls...
riding out of Sedona Arizona. All of our skits are originals offering a
bit of history enacted with a sense of humor. And no story would be
complete without shoot-outs offering lots of gunfire. Kids of "all
ages" love a good cowboy gunfight and each of our skits offer you that.
Here is our current list of stories to choose from. . .
were scarce in these parts. Men who wanted a women advertised in the
papers back East where there were a lot of women without homes or
husbands because of the Civil War. The bides would come as far as
Prescott on the stage and then take a freight wagon to Sedona.
Sam, Harry, and Luke are waiting for the wagon and their brides to be.
Harry brought flowers, Luke has a picture to go by and Sam has a
perfume scented letter. The preacher is ready to marry them off.
the grooms is in for a real surprise!
Star the Outlaw Queen
During the era of the Civil War, partisan fighters
on the Missouri / Kansas border fought a bloody border war. The
confederates were called Bushwhackers and the Unionists were called
These para-military gangs were not sanctioned by either government so
after the war, warrants were issued for their arrest for murder and
These gangs moved West into the territories where law enforcement was
scarce so their trade of robbing banks, trains and stagecoaches
thrived. Among these brutal young men was one woman, Belle Star.
Her gang shows up in town to make a withdrawal. One
of the cowboys in the bank rushes out to tell the sheriff who comes in
to check things out.
Wild West Show
During the last quarter of the 19th century and the
first quarter of the 20th century, Buffalo Bill Cody was the most
famous man in the world.
His Wild West show made him America's first super-star. P.T. Barnum,
the circus guru, was responsible for promoting and organizing
the show and was in large part credited for much of Cody's success.
Annie Oakley, known as Little Sure Shot, was the most famous trick
shooter in the world and performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
One day, while casually walking around town before their show, Wild
Bill and Annie witness the town bully creating havoc. They step in to
help out along with a cowboy who knows how to handle a bull whip.
It wasn't unusual for local talent to become a part of the touring show.
Take Care Of Our Own
Sedona was once a community of apple and peach
orchards as well as a support town for vast cattle ranches.
In 1911 Arizona was about to become a state - on February 14,
1912, Valentine's Day as a matter of fact.
The good folks of Sedona were determined to run off the cattle
rustlers that plagued the local ranchers.
George is having a drink with his favorite barmaid, Sally, when three
cowboys walk in to collect money for some cattle they just sold him.
Unfortunately for these cowboys, more cowboys walk in to the bar with
evidence that the cattle have been stolen.
That's when the guns come out and start blazing.
When Arizona became the 48th state in 1912, the
rest of the American West had become settled and civilized. Arizona was
still a wild and lawless place.
The territorial governor hired a hundred former lawmen to form the
Arizona Rangers. They were based on the famous Texas Rangers and the
governor wanted the territory to be cleaned up before statehood.
Cattle ranching was big business in Arizona and there were many very
large ranches in northern Arizona.
Cattle rustling was a lucrative part-time occupation for some cowboys.
Ranchers branded their cattle so brands on stolen cattle had to be
changed to sell them. One of the tools that rustlers used to change a
brand was called a flat iron.
When a Ranger meets up with rustlers everyone's shootin irons
are drawn and the gunfight begins.
The Red Rock Posse
We are a
"wild bunch" of cowboys and cowgirls who
ride out from Sedona
Az. Each of us have a
unique story as to how we came to be here.
Our backgrounds are
equally varied. We come from high
management manufacturing, and entrepreneurs, to a real cowboy
who is rumored to have kin folk dating back to the Jesse James gang
We look forward to
bringing a bit of history combined with a
sense of humor and lots of gun fire to your next special event.