Tombstone and Wilcox, AZ

TerryC

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Peteygirl and I visited Tombstone recently.
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This is my first visit, PG has been here many times. Her husband (RIP) did the period attire thing, right down to the contents of his pockets.
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Tombstone has two working tourist stages.

We took the reconditioned (in '34) Butterfield Stage.

Here is the billiards hall where Morgan Earp was shot.
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Abby is holding a pic of what the inside looked like during that era.
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He was shot in the "card room" which is the structure behind the flag in the pic. He died 25 minutes later.

Today, that would be where the red and blue dresses are.
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Another notable building was the Bird Cage Theatre.
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Inside looking left to right from the front door...
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I believe the theatre is behind the cattle head. Those would be the upper seating looking down onto the stage in the back of the room.

And Big Nose Kate's Saloon! Kate was Doc Holliday's lady friend.
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Big Kates is still an active saloon. I am told there were 122 of them "in the day"!
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See the stair case in the middle of the pic?

If you go down it...
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You get to the silver mine that started it all in Tombstone!
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I got my pic taken with one of Tombstone's SOILED DOVES. (hubba hubba!)
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And what would a trip to Tombstone be without visiting Boot Hill?
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There are over 250 buried here, including these characters.
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And of course, LESTER MOORE!
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And now..... My Buermann spur was made starting in the 1870s or 1880s, depending on which website you go to. I HAD
to wear it! It would have been a popular (cheap) spur worn by the menfolk of Tombstone during the time the Earps were there.

Peteygirl and I then scooted down to Wilcox, AZ
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This was the location of the building where Wyatt Earp's youngest brother was killed in 1900.
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His grave is in the Old City Cemetery east of town.
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Ok, there is much more to see in Tombstone AZ than presented here. Come on down and spend a day or two! ╦╦C
 

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Ok, not 40 years but a HUNDRED and forty years, if you didn't catch it. ╦╦C
 

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Good to see you on the road again Terry

I know the area a little Terry.
Remember a tad bit about Tombstone from going through a couple of times in the early 80's.
Though I do remember the Cochise Stronghold as I attended a Rainbow gathering there for ? days/weeks (just a messed up party time)
Returned once again sometime later and had a serious reflection on life and what it had to offer.
Do remember the road was a tad rough for the car in those days.
 
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Good to see you on the road again Terry

I know the area a little Terry.
Remember a tad bit about Tombstone from going through a couple of times in the early 80's.
Though I do remember the Cochise Stronghold as I attended a Rainbow gathering there for ? days/weeks (just a messed up party time)
Returned once again sometime later and had a serious reflection on life and what it had to offer.
Do remember the road was a tad rough for the car in those days.
We saw the signs for the Stronghold but I will do that another day. Do you have a Native American ancestry?
 

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Great pics Terry, Thanks for sharing!
 

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Fun down that way. I use to visit a mine down south of Willcox at a place called Dos Cabezas.
 
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Historical note: all the locations pictured in this post (Tombstone) were, in part or whole, active while the Earps were there except that the Big Nosed Kate Saloon was the Grand Hotel back then. The Grand Hotel burned in 1882. The long bar on the ground level is the actual bar that was originally in the basement. It survived the fire. Go have a drink at the same bar Wyatt drank at! ( The film was shot at Old Tucson Studio grounds) ╦╦C
 
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We saw the signs for the Stronghold but I will do that another day. Do you have a Native American ancestry?

No Terry-Scandinavian
 

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Great pictures and information Terry! Thanks!
 

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