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Our Site Map Guide helps you find exactly what you need or want to locate on our website. To help you get the best info for your visit to Tombstone Arizona. Plus a little more around this enchanting state, too. And some discoveries of the Wild West.

It’s the index to every single page, everything we have here for you on our entire website. Remember, we’re always updating and adding new information. When we do – it will be listed here on our Site Map Guide. Categorized for you to find easily. Clickable for easy access!

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  • Jason Priestley as Billy Breakenridge in Tombstone

    Tombstone makes the list of must-rewatch movies where almost every character on screen is someone you instantly recognize. For instance, you have John Locke, who played the villain from Titanic and Bad Santa, Val Kilmer, Charlton Heston, and of course, Jason Priestley. Regardless, the movie gained a 94% audience score from Rotten Tomatoes despite mixed …

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  • Powers Boothe as Curly Bill in Tombstone

    Tombstone is one of the most action-packed Western films ever made and Powers Boothe as Cowboy Curly Bill Brocius is a major villain that brought a few memorable rip-roaring scenes that can keep the movie’s audience glued to their seats. William Brocius, aka “Curly Bill” Brocius was a gunslinger, cattle raider, outlaw cowboy, and a …

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  • Charlton Heston in Tombstone

    Charlton Heston Playing Henry Hooker in Tombstone Like several of the other famous actors in the cast of Tombstone, actor Charlton Heston only appeared in a handful of moments as the famed rancher Henry Hooker. His parts were filmed at a time in the production when Writer Kevin Jarre was still working as the film’s …

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  • Stephen Lang – Tombstone Actor

    Stephen Lang was born on July 11, 1952, in Manhattan, New York City. He is the youngest child of the late Theresa and Eugene Lang, the latter having been a famous entrepreneur and philanthropist in New York. Lang’s mother was of Irish descent, while his father was Jewish with his grandparents being emigrants from Hungary …

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  • Michael Biehn as Johnny Ringo in Tombstone

    Since the earliest days of Hollywood, notable figures and incidents of the old west have been captured in the cinema. No list would be complete without the story of renowned law man Wyatt Earp and the events surrounding the fabled gun fight at the OK Corral and the vendetta ride that followed.  These events were …

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  • Sam Elliott – Tombstone Actor

    Sam Elliott and the way he portrays Virgil Earp in Tombstone is a perfect fit for a western character. On December 25, 1993, Hollywood Pictures released Tombstone in broad theaters across the country, bringing in $73.2 million globally. It was written by Kevin Jarre and directed by George P. Cosmatos. Renowned actors like Kurt Russell, …

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  • Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in Tombstone

    Tombstone is arguably the greatest Western movie ever made and it was inspired by true events that occurred in Tombstone, Arizona in the 1880s. The film immortalized the epic tandem of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday as they were getting rid of the cowboys that were wreaking havoc in the town. Portrayed by Val Kilmer, …

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  • Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp in Tombstone (Did he direct the movie?)

    Kurt Russell is one of the most iconic and successful actors of his generation. He is known for a number of cult classics, such as Escape from New York, The Thing, Stargate, and many other films. One of the highlights of the film Tombstone was the portrayal of Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp. Early Life …

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  • Billy Bob Thornton, Tombstone Actor

    Hollywood has many talents, but very few have been a musician, a writer, a director, and an actor. Speaking of such talents in Hollywood, we must mention the name of Billy Bob Thornton. He was born in 1955, and as he grew up, his talent as an actor came out. He also started his acting …

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  • Tombstone Latin Translation

    The movie Tombstone from 1993 was loosely based on real events that occurred in Tombstone, Arizona in the early 1880’s. However, one part of the film is particularly intriguing to viewers. The Latin duel, also known as the cup spinning scene. In this scene, Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo meet one another. They exchange snide …

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  • Forrie J Smith – Tombstone Actor

    Forrie Smith was born in 1959 in Helena, Montana. The perfect place to grow up to get your bona fides as a western actor and stunt man, if you ask me. Besides acting he’s a rodeo champion, and can ride horses bareback, so he’s also worked as a stuntman. Aside from being an actor, Forrie …

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  • Doc Holliday’s Gun: Everything You Need to Know About the Legendary Gunslinger

    The Wild West has made lawmen, criminals, and cowboys the stuff of legends, not only in books but also on the silver screen. It has also created legends of the weapons that these famous and infamous characters carried. And just like the legends that made them famous, these guns now emit an aura of mystery …

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  • Wyatt Earp in Wichita, Kansas

    Intro We’ve been working on an E-Book chronicling Wyatt Earp’s days in Dodge City. Upcoming sometime in the future. We’ll give a bit of a preview here, in that it begins with some of his first days when entering Kansas. He first appears in Sumner County in late 1872. When Wyatt ends up in Kansas …

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  • Wyatt Earp in Fort Griffin, Texas

    Intro Have you heard of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, about 120 miles West of Fort Worth, Texas? The U.S. 6th Cavalry built Fort Wilson there the summer of 1867, on a plateau. Name changed soon to honor General Charles Griffin. The Old West Frontier Town built up around it. But it had …

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  • Wells Spicer

    Introduction With October’s Gunfight Remembrance, thought we’d bring up a person whose name came up a lot in the aftermath of that Tombstone incident. You’ve heard his name: Wells Spicer. His career spanned the law, mining, politics & journalism. We’ll find out more on this man, born in Chemung NY to farming parents in 1831. …

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  • Tombstone Women

    Intro It wasn’t easy for women to make a way for themselves in the Old West. Reading through newspapers of the time, when women of note are mentioned, many times it’s difficult to even find out their first names. If married, they’re most often described with their husband’s name. For instance, speaking of Allie they’d …

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  • Tombstone Historic District

    The Town Begins to Appreciate the History In 1903 the 1st car arrived in Tombstone. A few citizens wanted them. Many more were skeptical! Then police became involved in these trending purchases. In 1916 a traffic ordinance was passed. Officers were rigorously enforcing its directives. But traffic was bringing tourism, those interested in traveling historic …

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  • Tom Jeffords

    Tom Jeffords: Do You Remember Him? Born Thomas Jefferson Jeffords in NW New York State, New Years Day 1832. The gold rush attracted him West when he was age 27. First to Pikes Peak CO, then New Mexico & Arizona. If you’re a bit of the older generations, or you like watching old Western reruns …

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  • Pick-Em-Up Arizona Ghost Town

    Pick-Em-Up: How Did it Begin? Not a whole lot of documentation is found about the small settlement of Pick-Em-Up. And what there is can be a bit confusing. The BLM Legal plotting lists the coordinates as T20S, R21E – but we’re not quite sure how to map that out right now. Real estate deeds were …

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  • Milt Joyce of the Oriental Saloon

    Before Tombstone Joyce family research finds Patrick Robert Joyce born on Oct. 16, 1847, in County Cork, Ireland. Potato Famine caused the family’s immigration . Settling in Richmond, Virginia, the baby’s name became Melvin (called Milton?? don’t know!) Edward. Thus he’s listed VA born on 1880 AZ Census. Enlisted at age 15 with Confederate army. Moved to …

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  • A Most Famous Nearby Shooting

    Jim Vizina Started It All On the Northeast corner of Allen & 5th Streets, Jim partnered with Benjamin Cook to construct the original building. It contained the Oriental Saloon, but also a furniture store, dry goods store & a bank. The building was referred to as the Vizina & Cook Building. It brought the partners …

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  • Lady Banks Rose

    Lady Banks Rose? The very famous rose of Arizona! You likely heard of this world record-breaker – of Tombstone AZ. It’s in the Guinness Book of World Records. Because it’s a rose bush that’s so huge, it’s called a Rose Tree. The rose’s true name is Lady Banksia Rose: (R. banksiae alba-elena), but often gets …

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  • John Clum

    John Philip Clum: Some Tombstone Firsts! Born in upstate NY Sept. 1, 1851. He eventually became a well-known resident of Tombstone. He was its 1st voted Mayor & the 1st Editor of the iconic Tombstone Epitaph. Also got involved in lots more in town. Let’s see how John P. Clum got there – his story… …

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  • John B Allen

    Intro When you hear the name John B Allen, somehow it brings to mind something familiar! Yes – that’s right. It’s Allen Street. Is that who Allen St. in Tombstone AZ is named after? You’re exactly correct in thinking that. So exactly who was he? And why was Allen Street, Tombstone Arizona named for this …

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  • Helldorado Days in Tombstone

    The History: Its Beginnings This month is Helldorado in Tombstone. So we thought we’d go over its beginnings – as it is a historic event. In the late 1800s & turning of the 20th century, Tombstone Arizona’s economy was struggling. Silver took a hit, population waned to under 650. Some forward-lookers & creative thinkers didn’t …

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  • Grand Central Mine

    Tombstone Bonanza – Mining Yes, that’s how Tombstone Arizona became a town. Got it’s start because of Mining in Tombstone. Which gathered attention of all those interested in making bucks in that industry. From the owners & investors down to miners & support entrepreneurs. As you’ll see from the map below, many mine claims were filed …

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  • 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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  • Crawley Dake

    Intro Crawley Dake was Canadian born Sept. 1836. But his family crossed to the opposite side of the St. Lawrence River, relocating to Ogdensburg New York when he was very young. He grew up there. At age 19 he moved to Romeo, Michigan, opening a store, running for office, getting married, & having a son. …

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  • Celia Ann Mattie Blaylock (Earp)

    Mattie Had a Strong Beginning Her home town was Monroe Township Iowa, where she was born in Jan. 1850, the 3rd child. Named Celia Ann Blaylock, she went to church & school, with typical parental discipline of the time. She lived on the family farm, had local friends & activities. But was apparently restless there. …

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  • Bucket of Blood Saloon

    Many Around, Including Tombstone Tombstone AZ has for many years claimed an 1880s saloon named the “Bucket of Blood.” It’s said to have been at the Southeast corner of 5th & Allen Streets. Where the Longhorn Restaurant is now located. It’s difficult to locate corroborating evidence to support this claim. Everyone repeats nearly the same …

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  • Billy Stiles

    Billy Stiles Had a Good Start William Larkin Stiles was born in Casa Grande Arizona. About mid-state, half-way between Tucson & Phoenix. Mostly flat area, lots of cotton fields. Raised there, he learned mining & ranching. He drew newsworthy attention with a good copper ore strike in June 1896 at 24 years old. Later that …

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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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  • Johnny Behind the Deuce

    News Reports Brings Johnny-Behind-the-Deuce Enduring Fame! Jan. 15, 1881 edition of “The Citizen” of Tucson Arizona headline: ANOTHER MURDER Called P. Rourke there. He shot popular mining Engineer P. Schneider in a Charleston saloon. The official version was given & then the version by a reporter interview of “Rourke.” As seems a common error in newspapers …

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  • Clanton Ranch

    Clanton Fame in Tombstone AZ You probably heard of the Clantons. 2 brothers were involved in the famous 1881 Shootout here in town. One, Billy, was killed. He’s buried in Boot Hill. The other was Ike. Ike & Billy Clanton were the best known of the Clantons here in Tombstone. Their father was locally known …

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  • Big Nose Kate

    Intro Maria Izabella Magdolna Horony was her given name at birth on Nov. 7, 1850 in Hungary. Her family immigrated to the U.S. when she was almost 10. Living in Davenport Iowa, she was called Mary Katherine Horony. When she was 15, both her parents died within one month of each other. She then lived …

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  • Wild West Shows

    Wild West Shows are popular now, and were particularly popular in the days of the Old West! The American Wild West captivated the early days of the United States populace. This created the desire for these shows! They traveled the country showcasing exciting entertainment. See The Historic Shows> This form of traveling show has dwindled in …

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  • White Hills, AZ

    See what an old Ghost Town looks like today White Hills, Arizona, is now considered a “Ghost Town.” It’s still there to be visited, although not much remains today. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, though, it was a different story. For a little over two decades, this was a thriving mining community with …

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  • Vogan’s Saloon

    Vogan’s Saloon was a Tombstone establishment in the 1880s. It was a liquor sampling room, and even had a bowling alley for a time. In later years it reopened and was a Tombstone eating and drinking “greasy spoon” type restaurant. But then it closed down again. It was up for sale for quite a while. …

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  • Virgil Earp

    Virgil Earp, second child of Nicholas and Virginia Ann (Cooksey) Earp. Born July 18, 1843 in Hartford Kentucky, called Virgil Walter Earp. The family moved to Monmouth, Illinois. Then to Pella Iowa in 1850, when Virgil was 7 years old. That’s where he spent his childhood, on the family farm. What’s Your Virgil Earp Question? …

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  • US Immigration 1800s

    US immigration 1800s Era, was the decade of a prime influx of people from Europe.  Where Were Immigrants Coming Fromin the 1800s? US immigration in the 1800s was overwhelmingly from Ireland, England and the Scandinavian countries. They came from other countries in Europe, too. Asia also was a source of immigration during the 1800s.5 Often overlooked …

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  • Tombstone Vacation Rentals

    Tombstone vacation rentals are a bit different stay in the Tombstone Arizona area. Do you like the option of cooking a meal yourself? I know when we travel, we save money by making our own breakfast, instead of eating in a restaurant. Sometimes we’ll make a take-out lunch, too – if we plan to hike …

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  • Tombstone USA

    Welcome to Tombstone USA! Do you plan to travel to Tombstone Arizona? Do you have an interest in Tombstone Arizona as an old Wild West town in the USA? We love it here in Tombstone. We enjoy helping visitors to enjoy this wonderful authentic old west town, just as we do! We’ve set up help …

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  • Tombstone Travel Tips

    Tombstone Travel Tips are here for you. This Tombstone Arizona travel guide has the best info to help you have a gangbuster trip when you come to town! Like, what are the best Tombstone attractions, especially for your first Tombstone travel into town? Even though we’ve lived here, having known this town well for years, …

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  • 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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  • Tombstone Bed – Breakfasts

    Tombstone Bed & Breakfasts may give you a feeling of living in the Old West! But that’s the ambiance – they still have updated amenities! You’ll love their old Western decor! Is that what you look for when you come to Tombstone? Or are you just looking for a comfortable bed? We know of some …

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  • Tombstone AZ Weather

    Tombstone AZ weather is handy to have for your planning needs. We have it here right now! Plus added details to help with your expectations. See what we mean: Click here for your detailed Tombstone Arizona weather – including a forecast. Get sunrise/sunset details HERE> Weather patterns in Tombstone Arizona are typical of the American …

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  • Tombstone Arizona Attractions

    Wonder which Tombstone Arizona attractions are the most enjoyable? What Tombstone attractions match your interests? How to find Tombstone features your family, kids & teens will enjoy?! We see people visiting town who’ve just missed some event or happening. They seemed unsure of the timing, of things to do in Tombstone – or where. We …

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  • Things to Do In Tombstone

    What things to do in Tombstone Arizona will peak your interest most? Everyone comes here for many different reasons. We wonder what yours are! But whatever they are, we’re setting out to cover every possibility for spending time in town. We’ll help direct you through the streets, to see what is essential, to see what …

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  • Things to Do in Arizona

    Find things to do in Arizona every month, in every corner of the state and for every unique personality! Some may be off the beaten path. Some of them, maybe a little unusual. We’ve found the best idea for a day, weekend, a week or a vacation of fun! And definitely for the right time …

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  • Stagecoach Inn

    A stagecoach inn was an important resting place along a stage route. Not only for the people riding in the stage, but for the drivers – and for the horses. Or sometimes even mules! These inns had food and rooms fit for some hours of rest. But they also had outbuildings and corrals so that …

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  • Old West Bars

    Want to visit an Old West Saloon? They’re part of American history. In any new settlement the saloon was where you relaxed and saw friends. It was a release after working hard all day. These bars of the Old West had customers who were primarily men. Pioneer women didn’t usually feel welcome, or even at …

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  • Old Time Photos

    Do you like viewing old time photos? Love the historical aspect? Many people enjoy thinking of times past, what life was like. Old time photos are a valid way to document what happened, or visually contrast places from back when, to today. It’s interesting to see what the town you lived in looked like 100 …

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  • Tombstone Gifts

    Tombstone gifts fit right into the lifestyle of those who love the Old West town of Tombstone Arizona. Is that you? Or are you looking for a great Tombstone gift for someone who loves Wild West history? We have what you’re looking for right here – We Believe! Because we specialize in cool Tombstone gifts. …

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  • Occidental Hotel

    The Occidental Hotel in Tombstone Arizona, where you can now have a Magnificent Occidental Virtual Stay! Right here on our webpage by using your imagination along with our historic description. Imagine what it must been like back in those days of the 1880s in Tombstone Arizona. Visiting and staying in this deluxe facility, attending a magnificent …

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  • Karaoke Tombstone AZ

    Karaoke Tombstone AZ is the place to be! SINGING COWBOYS? Yes! Come on over to Tombstone AZ most evenings. There you’ll find your Karaoke opportunities in some night spots along Allen Street! In sponsored Karaoke events. Walk anywhere from the corner of Third Street all the way up to the corner of Tenth Street – …

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  • Historical Fires

    Historical fires are noted throughout time because they impact lives and property. The materials used for building were for convenience and ease of construction. Not for fire prevention. Thus after a fire of historical dimensions, rebuilding techniques didn’t change. Living conditions contributed to fire starting. Primitive lighting and heating, cramped housing, carelessness with incendiary items, …

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  • Galeyville Arizona

    Galeyville, Arizona was well-known to those who lived in Tombstone Arizona in the 1880’s. Tombstone was the county seat for Cochise County for awhile back then. The law and courts in town oversaw that area. Take a look at its story, so often mentioned when viewing the history of Tombstone. You’ll find some interesting people who …

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  • Deputy US Marshal

    Virgil Earp, and then Wyatt, in Tombstone Arizona were each appointed to become a Deputy US Marshal in different circumstances. This category of lawmen had a lot to do with helping to “tame” the Wild West. Let’s follow their related events through American history.  U.S. Marshal’s Service History The U.S. Marshal’s Service began under George …

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  • The Crystal Palace Tombstone

    The Crystal Palace of Tombstone is your authentic piece of Saloon history in relation to vintage Arizona. How do we know? You could say we’re kind-of regulars there! We go in there often enough to have a refreshment, or a meal. We love the historic ambiance. Yes, we pretty much know lots about this town’s …

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  • Chihuahuan Desert Environment

    The Chihuahuan Desert surrounds the City of Tombstone Arizona. This desert has its particular types of plant-life. But within this zone is much variability. It’s dependent on the elevation. The elevation of Tombstone is 4,541 feet above sea level. In Chihuahuan Desert areas, for an elevation increase of 1000 feet the temperature drops by 3.5 …

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  • Arizona Travel

    Arizona travel is a unique experience! Why will it be Most Memorable? Throughout the world there are places that have scenery full of awe. View the sights, and you gaze in astonishment! You’ve seen travel shows on TV – right? With wonderful photography! That leaves inspiring, lasting impressions! Right here in the U.S. – explore Arizona …

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  • Arizona Antique Malls

    Arizona antique malls attract people with an interest in the old west, and in that history. We have that interest for sure. So when we visit any, we like to let you know about them. Tell you about them, and let you know what we found. Maybe you’d like to take a trip to check …

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  • 1880s

    The 1880s were a time of great change. The Industrial Revolution was speeding along with all its technological wonders! Can you imagine? Before this time, people were used to only living their evening hours by candle-light or oil lamps. Including students doing their evening studies! That encouraged early bedtimes for sure! The Latest Inventions But …

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  • Vigilante Justice

    The legal definition of vigilante justice is when a person or a group of people act to assert the rule of law, but they don’t have the legal right to do that. It can also mean a general state of lawlessness and/or confusion, when a variety of people or groups are claiming the power to …

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  • Tombstone Arizona History

    Tombstone Arizona history is a fascinating time-line. It involves adventure seekers, soldiers, pioneers, cowboys, mining and the Wild West. It includes Native Americans struggling for their land and survival. Also stories of immigrants with their struggles. And so Much More! Let’s Begin Tombstone Arizona Wild West History In 1857… Tombstone Arizona’s Silver Rush Frederick Brunckow …

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  • Shootout at the OK Corral

    The Shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone 1881, was an event that put this town on the map! At that time in history, Tombstone Arizona was a thriving, active town. Want some quick, inside details on that famous Wild West gun battle? It’s known as the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. We invite you to …

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  • Allen English

    Allen English was a Tombstone AZ attorney. He was well known in the city of Tombstone, but even throughout all of Arizona. Why are people interested in this historic character? There is an Allen English house in historic Tombstone Arizona. That is one reason some may peak their interest. Is that you?  Or was it …

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  • Wild West Guns

    Those Wild West guns, the firearms of the old west really were an essential for numerous reasons. A variety of shooting irons found their way into the Western frontier of the Americas. Settlers found them useful for a number of reasons. You could even sort of say that… Guns Helped to “Win the Wild West” …

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  • Western Art

    Western Art was a creative American form starting in the 1880s. It followed the course of Western expansion promoted by the U.S. government.  People in the Eastern states were excited by happenings in this new territory. They read news stories and serial novels in their newspapers. They purchased Dime Novels. These described exploits of daring …

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  • Tombstone Trivia

    Intriguing Local Tombstone Info! How about some Tombstone trivia that can be quite interesting! People love trivia – and when it comes to Tombstone Arizona, you can amaze your friends and relatives with what you’ve discovered! Let’s see what Tombstone details we can “dig up” and let you in on! Get our FREE Tombstone Trivia E-Book! …

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  • Tombstone AZ History

    In Tombstone AZ history, Frederick Brunckow was the first man mining the Tombstone hills. His silver mine was Southwest of town. ButBrunckow and most of his workers were murdered.6 Brunckow Mine History.  The next mining man was Ed Schieffelin. When prospecting, soldiers warned him of area dangers. They said to be careful, or:  You’ll Find Your …

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  • A Tombstone World Famous Rosebush of Our Own!

    This is our rosebush that was a clipping of the Guinness Book of records rosebush that is in Tombstone Arizona. We got our clipping years ago while visiting Tombstone. The flowers smell so good! We live in the country outside of Needville Texas. It’s a wonderful town Southwest of Houston TX, about 45 miles away …

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  • Westerns

    Westerns – those films, that movie genre has been around since moving pictures began! Books have been written that analyze the historical authenticity behind the films. Not only that, but the reasoning behind a film’s accuracy. Westerns are often seen as based on historical facts.  But truly – producers, writers and directors were loose with …

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  • Warren Earp

    Warren Earp was the youngest brother of the much more famous Wyatt Earp. Warren was born on March 9, 1855 to his parents Nicholas Porter and Virginia Ann (maiden name: Cooksey). The family resided in Pella, Iowa at the time. They were farming there. The family bible notes his first name as Baxter. He goes through …

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  • Sherman McMasters

    Sherman McMaster’s origins were not in Tombstone Arizona. Before Tombstone, in Galena  Illinois, Sherman McMasters was born in 1853. Raised in Rock Island, Illinois. His father was a business owner. Sherman didn’t want for anything in his youth. He had a good education1 through high school.3 Was it then he learned to speak fluent Spanish?1 When he was …

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  • Dragoon Mountains

    The Dragoon Mountains are a distinctive small range in Southeastern Arizona, Cochise County. The highest peak is 7,519 feet. The name originates from the 3rd U.S. Cavalry Dragoons who battled in the area. They established posts around 1856. The Chiricahua Apaches had roamed this area traditionally.1 Apache Warrior Chief Cochise, in particular, is known for …

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  • Brunckow Cabin

    The Brunckow Cabin takes its place in early Tombstone history. It was actually where the first true Tombstone Mine was sunk. Even though others get the official publicity and credit. We’ve passed its namesake road many times, when driving to Sierra Vista for some shopping. We’ve discussed the town’s history with locals, and with people …

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  • Arizona Jeep Tours

    Arizona Jeep Tours are some of the best ways to see the most striking AZ scenes. Go places not readily or easily accessible on your own. Be led by knowledgeable guides – those who know the area, the best routes, the best places. They also can give an overview of geography, history, and answer your …

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  • Tombstone Town

    Tombstone Town tips – right here to help you navigate this “Town Too Tough to Die!” It’s not difficult! But it will make your trip to town a lot better if you have an idea of where in Tombstone you want to go. Some Local Photos might give you some hints, some ideas. We want to help …

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  • Tombstone Lodging Arizona

    Tombstone Lodging Arizona is what we’ve prepared for you to get a great place to stay. You may not always want a little motel or hotel room  that is comfortable – but has the minimum at-home amenities (although we’ll Direct You There, if you’d like!). We show you places here that are more like a home away …

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  • Camillus Fly

    Camillus Fly was possibly the most important person in showing us the visual history of the Wild West! He photographed many scenes of Old West events and life in the 1800s. With photography in its infancy, and the circumstances he encountered in his field work – that took a great deal of effort. He moved …

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  • Boothill

    Boothill Cemetery is definitely a must see when you visit Tombstone Arizona. Visitors to Tombstone Arizona may wonder if it is just a fake-out type of tourist attraction cemetery. Or if this famous Old West traditional burial ground is a real cemetery! Some people ask: Is anyone really buried in Boothill Cemetery? Well – we can tell …

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  • Crystal Palace History

    The Crystal Palace history in Tombstone is the example of authentic Saloon history in Tombstone Arizona. The corner of 5th and Allen Street developed as the same saloon in one way or another. Reinventing itself since 1800. Another Crystal Palace being built in the 1800s likely influenced its naming. In London, built for the very …

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  • Old West Saloons

    Old West saloons were about the first places in town to open. Businesses in new settlements catered to immediate needs. After hard workdays, or for newcomers, the saloon was a meeting place. A place to relax. Do you wonder what saloons were like in the Old West? There are differences from today (and we’re really …

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  • Bird Cage Theater

    The Bird Cage Theater in Tombstone Arizona is one of the authentic, historic buildings still standing in town. Enter the Bird Cage Theatre, at the  Southwest corner of Allen & 6th Streets. It is a special building. It’s one of the original, historic landmarks in town. Its grand opening was just after Christmas of 1881. It …

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  • Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday was born John Henry Holliday in Griffin, Georgia on August 14, 1851. It’s a little South of Atlanta. His ancestral roots were Scottish and English. His mother was born Alice Jane McKey. His father was Henry Burroughs Holliday, who served in the military as a Major. First in the Mexican-American war, and then in …

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  • Morgan Earp

    Morgan Earp didn’t create much of a stir, as did some of his other brothers. Was he overshadowed by them, as they created more headlines? Unfortunately his renowned newspaper fame came along at the end of his life. Are you curious right now? What about Morgan Earp? Do You Wonder: Who Shot Him? And So: How Did …

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  • Tombstone Cemetery

    The Tombstone Cemetery is the actual cemetery for the town of Tombstone. The way it came into being is involved with the history of the Boothill Cemetery – the old Cemetery in the Tombstone city limits. We moved to Tombstone in early in 2016. But we’d visited this historic town for years, because we love …

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  • Tombstone Events

    TOMBSTONE EVENTS are scheduled regularly throughout most of the year. Events in Tombstone attract people from far & wide. Visitors love these special festivals. Locals delight in interacting with all our guests, while they’re here! We welcome you to Tombstone AZ upcoming events!  Making your plans to get to a Tombstone Upcoming Event during a specific …

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  • Visit Tombstone

    Visit Tombstone Arizona for a grand ole Wild West adventure! Do you want to get some great advice & suggestions for your visit? Do you want to have the best time here – suitable for your own style & interests? We have the best information, all around, for your trip. We can help with everything …

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  • Tombstone 1882

    Tombstone 1882 was a thriving active town. Its initial attraction was silver mining. We found out that the house we’d purchased in town was over an 1882 silver claim called the California Mine! Whoa!! Thinking about its origins, Tombstone Arizona History shows us the way it began as a mining town. Let’s get a feel for the times surrounding …

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  • Tombstone Movie

    The Tombstone movie tells the story of Tombstone Arizona. About Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, and Doc Holliday while they lived here. How did they end up here? Why did they leave? Do you wonder what this Tombstone film is about? If you’ve never seen the flick: Get a Tombstone Overview. We love this Tombstone film. Each time …

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  • Tombstone Motel & Lodging Options

    A wide variety of Tombstone motel and lodging choices are available within walking distance to town. Drive a short distance out for even more options. Prices are quite reasonable. Book accommodations to suite your desire: from very basic to unique and deluxe! We’ve a listing for you: IN-TOWN MOTELS HERE> We’re glad you’re coming to …

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  • Tombstone Vacation

    Planning a Tombstone Vacation? It’s a great idea!! Lots of wonderful places to stay, fitting any family budget, or whatever type of adventure you have in mind. Tombstone Arizona is perfect for you, right? You probably are so fascinated by the old American Wild West! Many travelers find they love visiting small towns! Tombstone is just the …

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  • Tombstone Hotels

    Tombstone hotels have been in existence just about as long as the town has had people! People began arriving after Ed Schieffelin founded the Mining District here. Tombstone’s first hotel was built in late 1879. It still stands today: the San Jose House. Tombstone hotels were constructed in the 1880s to provide for Tombstone’s visitors. Many …

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  • Gunfight at the OK Corral

    The “Gunfight at the OK Corral” is an 1881 event that gave attention to Tombstone Arizona. The story that put the town on the world-wide map! People still talk about it, hold opinions about it & discuss it today. Have you heard of it? Seems like you may have – and that’s why you stopped …

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  • Movies With Jesse James

    Movies with Jesse James would become an inevitable Hollywood attraction for their films and television. He was a real life character. Born on September 5, 18471 in what today is Kearney, Missouri.2 He had a short, but you could say, wild life. That’s what attracted Hollywood to doing movies with Jesse James as the story feature! …

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  • Pictures of Tombstone Arizona

    Pictures of Tombstone Arizona pictures can be very helpful to those planning for Tombstone travel. Or even for lovers of the Old Wild West to take a virtual trip to this infamous town! Do you visualize a trip by looking at pictures? Do you like to dream about where you’ll visit when you see those …

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  • Old West Gunfighters

    Old West gunfighters refer to people (mostly men!) who were quite handy using their firearms during the nineteenth century when settling the American West. They were not necessarily outlaws, although many were. Some were law officers, or at least were at some point in their life. Some were known for being lawmen, yet sometimes acted …

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