Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tombstone, AZ

Mom and I worked on our post about Tombstone, AZ for about an hour yesterday.  It was magnificent and then it disappeared.  Poof, it was gone.   :-(  I don't think we can re-create such a wonderful piece of work.  We are sorry you missed it.  BOL! 

The folks visited Tombstone on Friday.  Tombstone is where the O.K. Corral is located.  You probably remember that Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday were involved in a gunfight there.  Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury were killed.  The town still looks like it is in the 1800's.





This is the O.K. Corral where the gunfight took place.  These are just figures, but there are re-creations of the gunfight each day.



Everything in Tombstone seemed to have an admission price. There was even a fee to see the O.K. Corral but the folks didn't realize it and saw it for free. Oops!  There were several gunfight shows, but the folks decided not to see them since they have been to others and did not find them that interesting.

The folks did visit the Tombstone Courthouse.  Admission is $5 a person, but the folks felt it was worth the price.  The building is full of historic items.  The courthouse was built in 1882.

Tombstone Courthouse


Newspaper with news of the gunfight at O.K. Corral.

Old jail cell.

Re-creation of gallows. They really should have used old wood to make them look more authentic.  The original one burned down.  7 men were hung here. Invitations were issued for people to attend.

Gambling was big in Tombstone in the 1800's. Within two years of its founding,  Tombstone boasted a bowling alley, four churches, an ice house, a school, two banks, three newspapers, and an ice cream parlor, 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, and numerous dancing halls and brothels.


Stairway leading to the 2nd floor.

Attorney's office

Courtroom
 
Old Teddy bear and other toys.

The folks decided to eat lunch at Big Nose Kate's Saloon.  Kate was the girlfriend of Doc Holliday and also a "lady of the evening".   The saloon was once the Grand Hotel and was built in 1881. 




There was a live entertainer who did a good job.
Mom had a BBQ Cheeseburger. She said it was okay.
After the folks left Tombstone, they drove to Boothill Cemetery.  This was free, but if you wanted a guide to the plots then that was $3.  They decided to just look at the graves and some of them told you how the person died.  The three men killed at the O.K. Corral are buried here.



These are the men that died at the O.K. Corral.  Teddy bears were left for them


This guy was sentenced to life in prison for planning a robbery but the town folk decided he should be hung instead.
The folks enjoyed their time in Tombstone. Mom was hoping that she would be able to find the movies; Tombstone or Wyatt Earp in the campground's DVD library but they didn't have either.  She said she wants to see at least one of those movies since she has visited Tombstone.

Me, because I am so darn cute.  :::snicker:::
Joey,
The Greyhound Who Is Loving His New Home
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