What do you know about the Frisco Shootout? Try this Alan's Old West
Trivia quiz. You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.
1) The Frisco Shootout was an Old West gunfight involving
self-appointed lawman Elfego Baca. When did the shootout happen?
- December 1, 1884
- December 1, 1894
- December 1, 1904
2) The shootout happened in San Francisco Plaza. What is it now a
community part of?
- Roswell, New Mexico
- Silverton, New Mexico
- Reserve, New Mexico
3) The shootout stemmed from Baca's arrest of a cowboy who had been
shooting into the air and into buildings at random while intoxicated.
4) Shortly after the arrest was made, Baca was confronted by a large
number of the cowboy's friends. Baca took refuge in the house of local
resident Geronimo Armijo.
5) A standoff ensued, during which the cowboys increased in number to
around eighty men. Legend has it that the cowboys fired more than 4,000
rounds into the house, but there is little way of confirming just how
many rounds were fired exactly.
6) Baca was not wounded by any of the rounds fired, but did return
fire killing four of the cowboys, and wounding eight others. The
standoff ended when the cowboys were unable to acquire more ammunition.
With their ammunition supply depleted, they simply withdrew. How long
did the fight had last?
- Twelve hours
- Twenty-four hours
- Thirty six hours
7) The cowboy that had been originally arrested by Baca served his
time in jail for disturbing the peace and drunkenness, and was released.
8) Baca was indicted for the killing of one of the men. However, when
the door of house was introduced as evidence, having over four hundred
bullet holes in it, Baca was acquitted. When was Baca indicted?
- May, 1885
- May, 1895
- May, 1905
9) Baca went on to become a licensed attorney and a Deputy US
10) The Elfego Baca Foundation opened a memorial in New Mexico in
honor of Baca. When did the memorial open?
- May 24, 1928
- May 24, 1958
- May 24, 2008