Grew up watching Westerns like: Terence Hill– They Call Me Trinity, Robert Conrad– The Wild Wild West, Bonanza, 3:10 to Yuma, both Tombstone and Wyatt Earp. We were curious about Tombstone. I expected something similar to the Pioneer Village, in Phoenix, but if you take time to read all the placards you can imagine the rough & dangerous life they led.
• Elevation: 4539
• Founded: 1879
• Crystal Palace Saloon
• Bird Cage Theatre Museum
• O.K. Corral
• Epitaph Newspaper Office
• Boothill Graveyard
~120 miles roundtrip from Voyager RV Resort
Streets look deserted.. like it’s high noon. Imagine the gunfights that happened on these streets!
Purchased some great spices at the "Vinegar and Oil Co." and would recommend a visit.
What’s interesting at The Tombstone Epitaph? You can find a map of “Geronimo’s Life and Land.” A great read!
Bill says, “I may have fit in those days… look at the bowed legs! Looks like I rode a horse all my life.”
Prostitution was perfectly legal in Arizona in the 1880s. Did you know both Whyatt Earp’s second wife and Doc Holliday’s girlfriend worked in the world’s oldest profession? Here’s a picture of what they called the “prostitute’s crib.”
The Surrey was the most popular form of family transportation until the automobile came into the picture.
We pretend to be cowboys and try to lasso a bull. Yeah, we need more practice!
The Frontier Game of Choice: Faro (sometimes spelled pharo, pharoah or pharaon)… the West’s most played casino card game.
I don’t think many people who lived or passed through Tombstone died of natural causes. Some tombstones here read: Killed. Killed Playing Cards. Murdered. Hanged by Mistake. Lynched.
This town ain’t big enough for the both of us… Lol…
Looks like Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp grabbed the town’s happiest outlaw!
QUESTION: What’s the best Western film you’ve ever watched?