McDade remembers its early days with 150th anniversary celebration Posted in: Lifestyle Downtown McDade appeared to be filled with outlaws, vigilantes and McDade residents from the late 1800s on Saturday for a celebration of the town’s 150th anniversary. Activities of the day included live music from local musicians, a square dancing demonstration, and even a Q&A with Western actors Gary Clarke and Dean Reading. The highlight of the afternoon was a live reenactment of the infamous Christmas Day Shootout of 1883 between the Notch-cutters, an outlaw gang that rustled cattle and assaulted the locals, and a group of McDade vigilantes trying to bring justice.See more photos and read more about McDade’s history ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!