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The Town Too Tough to Die!

Tombstone began in 1877 when Mr. Ed Schieffelin, who was willing to brave Apache territory, searched and found a rich strike of silver in the San Pedro Valley. He named his claim "Tombstone" after soldiers from Fort Huachuca said that the stone he would find someday would be his tombstone for venturing into Apache land. Soon with the discover of silver this strike brought in more prospectors, saloon keepers, ladies of the evening, gamblers, and outlaws. Once a camp, became a boomtown overnight. Sadly, within eight years time, it's heyday was soon approaching an end. Tombstone experienced two devasting fires and way too many shootings. The riches moved on as well as the town folk. Still it survived, and now we still get to peek into the past.

  • Last visit to Tombstone: Dec 2010
  • Intro Updated Oct 16, 2011
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  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    Thanks for the tour Dee! Wyatt Earp owned a couple of saloons here in San Diego! Interesting page and nice photos.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    I am headed for New Mexico in 6 weeks, and had a wish to go here-but too far away yet. Your pages area great.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    I feel like I have been to the wild, wild west! A great page Dee!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Hi, Dee! Thanks for your interesting story about Tombstone, a very historical American place...

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    Oct 20, 2011 at 2:48 AM

    I knew about the gunfights and murders and such, but I never realized there were so many devastating fires in the early days of Tombstone starting in 1877. Actually 1877 isn’t that long ago – two of my grandparents were born in that year.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2011 at 7:41 AM

    This must be such a fascinating place to visit. I loved reading all the history in your descriptions :-)

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Brought back memories of the 1960s, TV westerns. I never missed Wyatt Earp.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    It was interesting to read about Tombstone's history. I would like to see the World's largest rose bush when it is bloom.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Really enjoyed all the things to do in Tombstone. Outstanding photographs and helpful information for those who wish to visit. Your boys have grown up so much. Great photo of the three of you.

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    Oct 11, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Would love to visit Tombstone so thanks for the great tips. As for the historical tour, you have to give a lot of credit to the horses too -- they don't have any choice about working in the heat! Hope they got a water break!

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