If I did not know this was a standoff between townspeople and militia, I would think I was at the Memorial Day Parade in Hopewell NJ in 1956 outside my Uncle Joe's tavern. This sign is funny. The horse and rider so beautifully rural and American. The flags.
But if you scroll through the linked material, you can see the Locals are serious as a heart attack. Serious. They brought coffee and snacks.