A day in Tombstone Arizona

Monday we decided would be a great day to take the short 22 mile drive and visit Tombstone. Here is a link with some goodies about the town and it’s history.  http://www.tombstoneweb.com/

The first thing we came to when we entered town was the Boothill Grave Yard. Which was simply called the Tombstone Cemetery when it was first laid out in 1878. Here is a interesting link  http://boothillgraves.com/

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These 3 where killed in the gunfight at the OK Corral

These 3 where killed in the gunfight at the OK Corral

Most of the Tombstones stated what they died from. Mainly murdured, hung or killed in some way.

Most of the Tombstones stated what they died from. Mainly murdured, hung or killed in some way.

After Boothill we headed to the historic area of Tombstone. Ya know when I think about places like Tombstone I just think about a dirt street lined with wooden sidewalks and old buildings but when we go to these places we realize there is much more to the towns that just the historic areas normally. I guess it’s just the way that I have always thought about these places that make me surprised when I drive in and see the updated and current areas of town.

Take this garbage can for example. When I hit the road this morning to go see the rough and tough Tombstone I never in a million years would have guessed I would see a solar powered garbage can on the street!!

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Tombstone was worth the visit even though it really is a tourist trap. Guys standing on the streets pitching the next gunfight which of course there is a admission fee to see. The famous Birdcage Theater which of course charges $10 each to tour. The Tombstone Courthouse which charges $5 each to tour. You can get your pictures taken in somebody else’s cloths for I don’t know how much  ect. Ect. Ect.

Here are a couple links for the Courthouse and the Birdcage Theater.

http://www.tombstonecourthouse.com/

http://tombstonebirdcage.com/

But what the heck,, we are tourists so we soaked it all up LOL. It is part of our history and who knows if we will ever be back in the area.

The Tombstone Courthouse built in 1882

The Tombstone Courthouse built in 1882

The doors on the back wall, the judges bench, some of the wooden chairs and the prisoners dock are still original. Everything else was remodeled in 1904

The doors on the back wall, the judges bench, some of the wooden chairs and the prisoners dock are still original. Everything else was remodeled in 1904

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A little live entertainment on the streets of Tombstone

A little live entertainment on the streets of Tombstone

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Mid day we decided to eat lunch at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon. And if you ever end up there I would strongly suggest the Reuben sandwich and the Bloody Mary’s are pretty good as well J . Plus the atmosphere was great and the live entertainment was good. A link to Big Nose Kate’s

http://www.bignosekates.info/

Inside Big nose Kate's

Inside Big nose Kate’s

After our Tombstone tour we headed back home. Diane called a shop in town and was able to get a haircut appointment so she scurried off and left Jack and I home to kick back and soak up some,,, well shade and breeze LOL!!

We also called and made reservations for a mine tour in Bisbee for Wed.

Tomorrow the plan is to visit the Kartchner Caverns.

I think we are trying to squeeze everything in so we can stick to our original plans of heading into New Mexico Friday. Time will tell.

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