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THIS MONTH'S OVERVIEW:
~ ~ Gunfight at the OK Corral Preview
~ ~ May's Events: Insider Update Review
~ ~ The Latest at Tombstone Travel Tips
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1880s PARADE ON ALLEN STREET - GOES BY THE O.K. CORRAL
GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL PREVIEW
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is the famous draw that put Tombstone on the map since tourism became popular with the advent of automobile travel.
The town itself has had its ups and downs for commercial success. Often it has tried to capitalize on its tourism potential.
The very first attraction was Boot Hill. It's still there and popular today!
We have to say - the most popular attractions in town are the gunfights. And of the gunfights - the one that is a must-see is the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Click Here for helpful details! And for the true history.
For Tombstone Tips Newsletter readers, here are some exclusive pics of the O.K. Corral Gunfight Site Attraction...
SCENE FROM RE-ENACTMENT OF THE O.K. CORRAL GUNFIGHT
Inside the Attraction property, customers gather on shaded viewing bleachers to watch a live-actor short overview play of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The scene isn't at the actual spot. The fake buildings aren't portrayed accurately. It's just to give you a sense of what occurred that day!
THE LOCATION OF THE O.K. CORRAL GUNFIGHT
Semi-movable, life-size figures of the McLaurys, Clantons, Earps and Doc Holliday are placed in their location at the start of the gunfight. A narration is set in motion by pushing a button - and the figures move (to a degree - they don't fall) along with it, to show who fired when. This is where the gunfight did occur - in this vacant lot, adjacent to photographer C.S. Fly's studio. It's behind the actual O.K. Corral.
BALTIMORE SUN NEWS REPORT
[Exclusive Clipping for Tombstone Tips Readers]
The Gunfight made the news all across the country, and even world-wide! Think when you've played "The Telephone Game" (probably in school!) - you know how stories can be changed! This report has definite errors in it!
WILL YOU HELP?
PLEASE - WE WANT YOUR PARTICIPATION!!
WHAT'S YOUR OPINION?
Have you seen any movies about the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral? Have you read anything about this gunfight? Do you think the Earps were in the right here? Or do you think the McLaurys and Clantons were wronged? Do you think it was just one of those things - with a bad eventuality? Please just Click Here - and comment on our Gunfight Page, to tell us what YOU think!! Thanks so much for participating!!
MAY'S EVENTS: INSIDER UPDATE REVIEW
Wyatt Earp Days
The Tombstone Lions Club sponsors this yearly event, held over Memorial Day weekend - the last weekend in May. It's been a fun time with lots of people visiting town. Lots of events planned...
Gunfights, historic skits, mock hangings, contests - all kinds of fun times went on during the day on Allen Street, between Fourth and Sixth Streets. Entertainment in the evenings as well in the saloons!
A FUN TIME
LISTENING TO THE BAND & DANCING
ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE HISTORIC CRYSTAL PALACE SALOON
Lots of visitors having a great time!
VISITORS & LOCALS JOIN IN CONTEST FUN ON ALLEN STREET
JOHN HAS NEWS
John is No Longer at Big Nose Kates!
John was an excellent server and bartender at the Saloon/Restaurant. But now he's taken a new opportunity - and you can find him working at his new position.
He's now employed at the fabulous Tombstone Brewing Company! This new Tombstone business has been gaining more and more popularity. They have been getting great accolades in the brewing industry.
Click Here To See
Coming Soon - An Inside Look...
Here's an inside look at our upcoming Crystal Palace info pages. We've already blogged a look, which includes some of the Crystal Palace historical info. But we haven't truly published the page. So you're getting an insider look!
See its current format - Click Here>
But pretty soon now - this page will change to be officially published. And an all new specifically Crystal Palace History page will be devoted just to the unique history of this historic property!
Here's a Tombstone Weekly Epitaph notice published on Saturday, December 28, 1889 on Page 3. At that time Julius Caesar was the owner/manager of the Crystal Palace Saloon. He regularly advertised in the Epitaph. Exclusively for Tombstone Tips subscribers...
THE LATEST AT TOMBSTONE TRAVEL TIPS
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