Wild West History

Dos Cabezas

Intro The area sprung up from mining. The name comes from the 2 distinguishing peaks, especially noticeable from Interstate 10, but also from one particular area of Hwy. 186, as you begin an upward climb. In Spanish it means two heads. The location is Southeast of Willcox Arizona. When mine exploration began it soon attracted

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Apache Pass

Prequel Apache bands roamed the area of Southeastern Arizona, plus Southern New Mexico (& other adjacent areas) in the 1800s. Their ways didn’t promote permanent homesteads – but these areas were their home. Settlers from the Eastern U.S. began relocating to the area. The Apaches weren’t happy with the situation. Inevitably, conflicts occurred. People on

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Alhambra Saloon

As Portrayed in Arizona Quarterly IllustratedJuly 1880, Vol. 1 – No. 1 – Page 16 The Editors of This Quarterly Were Well Impressed! The illustration in their first issue took up half the page. Sourced from “a photograph by Fly, of Tombstone.” Yes, it was impressive. Of Tombstone’s 18 saloons at that time, three were considered

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Tombstone Arizona mining shaft

Tombstone Mining

Tombstone mining is the original reason for the start of this historic old west town. Yes, some do wonder: was Tombstone a mining town? Mining in Tombstone Arizona is actually what first brought  a Variety of Immigrants here! So how did it all start? Let’s get to the beginning of Tombstone Arizona mining history… Silver Discovery in Tombstone Frederick

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