Do you visualize a trip by looking at pictures? Do you like to dream about where you'll visit when you see those pics?
When planning to travel to Tombstone, pictures can help you visualize the excitement you expect on your trip. Don't you think? They can help with your planning. [More planning info here>] Show them to your family to see what they like & get their input! Looking over pictures raises anticipation - for the trip.
We have photos here for you to peruse. When we walk around downtown, or go to local sights or attractions - we've always got our camera ready. We never tire of the area, and enjoy documenting it!
We hope our pics can help you out. I know when we're planning a trip, we love to look over pictures of our intended destination. So we thought you would too!
See what interests you. View Tombstone pics of areas you'd like to see. Figure out what events you may want to include in your travels. While here in Tombstone, which attractions peak your interest?
Will you be here for a number of days? Then you'd probably wonder what other sights in the area are worth looking into.
After spending some days in Tombstone, pictures of nearby areas can give you further exploration ideas. There are a lot of interesting places within Cochise County.
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I know we love exploring our county. There are so many intriguing & historical spots a short drive from the town of Tombstone. Maybe you'd like to check them out. Go ahead and get an idea from our Tombstone pictures page here.
Tombstone endured 2 substantial fires in its history.
The first happened on June 22, 1881. By then the town was on its way to being a real community. It had just been named the County Seat of the newly formed Cochise County. And it just received its city charter.
The June fire began on Allen Street, midblock between 5th & 6th streets, at the front of the Arcade Saloon. It quickly spread through the wood-frame & adobe buildings on the block. Then it spread until 4 full blocks of the downtown were destroyed. 66 businesses altogether were damaged or gone.
The second one was really devastating. It occurred on May 26, 1882. It started in a back room of a saloon on Allen Street called Tivoli Gardens, which was between 4th & 5th Streets. It quickly spread until the entire business area of town was burning. Only a few buildings managed to escape due to volunteer bucket brigades.
After each of these fires, the townspeople immediately rebuilt. Their future was invested in Tombstone, and they meant to see it survive!
Many historic buildings have been here since that second fire. Sections of original buildings were saved - and incorporated into their new structures.
Hope this little historic intro will help you appreciate these photos!
The Crystal Palace Saloon is located on Allen Street, at the corner of South Fifth. Stop in for a meal & a drink when you come to town. It's our favorite Saloon - for the history, and the wonderful staff! If you come by, say Hello! - when you see us there!
A good deal of the Tombstone action is on Allen Street. These Tombstone pictures are on Allen between 3rd Street and 6th Street - where many of the businesses are. Yet, the side streets (numbered ones), and Toughnut, Fremont, and even Safford Streets hold some interesting attractions.
Some historical figures who lived in Tombstone add further interesting character to the town. One of these is Allen English. He used a lot of flowery rhetorical embellishment in his legal arguments - which certainly added to his reputation! His family history is here>
Jack Crabtree is another 1800s Tombstone local, who earned a historic reputation because of possibly fathering a child out of wedlock. Wyatt Earp returned to Tombstone when he was 77 years of age to testify about Crabtree's relationship with his common-law wife & their child.
The issue related to an inheritance which this child claimed. For the full story, click the Tombstone Picture of the Livery Stable. The property in Tombstone is currently undergoing renovation - as you can see in the photo.
Historical Tombstone intertwined with surrounding areas within Cochise County. The various mines & mining support towns located nearby closely interrelated with the people and interests of Tombstone.
The Earps and the Cow-boys regularly rode throughout these areas on horseback. Ranchers lived in these outlying areas.
Some now are considered ghost towns! The following Tombstone pictures relate to these areas.
The Dragoon Mountains played a lot into the history of Tombstone AZ. They're a very picturesque area that can be seen from town. One specific spot you can try to pick out is called Sheeps-Head Rock. See if you can spot it!
When you come to town - get a really great photo of Sheeps-Head Rock. Then contribute it to our visitor photo page - Right Here>
We'd love to see it!
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