Take one of the many Tombstone jeep tours offered by Into The West Jeep Tours and Mark and his crew will transport you back in time to the Old West of Cochise, Geronimo, Johnny Ringo, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday.Continue reading
The Earp Vendetta Ride is your chance to ride where Doc and Wyatt tracked down the men who wounded Virgil and murdered Morgan following the most famous gunfight in American history.Continue reading
The Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone was only the beginning of the murderous conflict between the Earp Brothers and their friends, and the outlaw gang known as ‘The Cowboys’. ‘The Cowboys’ were about two-dozen hard riding, hard drinking ranchers and rustlers, their hired hands and gunslingers. Most notable among them were the Clanton Brothers, Ike and Billy; the McLaury Brothers, Frank and Tom; Johnny Barnes; “Curly Bill” Brocius; Florintino Cruz, aka “Indian Charlie”; Frank Stilwell; and Johnny Ringo. … Continue reading
A brief synopsis of the Cowboys and the Earps and a timeline of the events that led up to the Gunfight at the OK Corral.Continue reading
Following the Gunfight at the OK Corral, Ike Clanton filed murder charges against the Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, as well as Virgil and Morgan Earp who had been wounded in the gunfight.Continue reading
After what became the most famous gunfight in history, Wyatt Earp went on what became known as the Earp Vendetta Ride to avenge the ambush that crippled his older brother, Virgil, and the assassination of his younger brother, Morgan, by a gang of outlaws known as “The Cowboys”.Continue reading
By the 1930’s, Tombstone was dying. The mining boomtown of the 1880’s was long gone. In 1882, Tombstone residents numbered between 6,000 and 7,000. By the time these photographs were taken, the nation was deep in the Great Depression, and Tombstone was almost a ghost town.Continue reading
Our April 2012 road trip took us first to the ghost town of Gleeson (yes, that’s how they spelled it). After a look around at some of the ruins, we headed west toward Tombstone on a dirt road for just a few miles until we saw the sign for Rattlesnake Crafts, one of Southern Arizona’s stranger places. John & Sandy Weber make and sell wallets, belts, and other items out of rattlesnake skins. They also have a significant collection of gems and Old West artifacts.Continue reading
Reportedly the world’s largest single rose bush lives in Tombstone, Arizona at the Rose Tree Inn, 4th and Toughnut. Commonly called the Lady Banks, the “lady banksiae” a white rose, came from Scotland in 1885. It covers over 8000 square feet. It blooms in the early spring and is Thornless. For a fee you can view it, picnic, or get married. You can also buy a rooted stalk and take home some history. Shown here is a yellow rose, my home, not necessarily under control.
One of the best places to stay in Tombstone, this Bed and Breakfast will please. Ten rooms with private baths, Lynda serves a full breakfast. The old bordello features a private pool, spa, English style garden and with patio with BBQ.Continue reading
A walking tour of Tombstone, Dr. Jay presents the true history of the town too tough to die.Continue reading
Bill Hunley is the manager of the Bird Cage Theater, Tombstone’s most notorious saloon, gambling hall, and house of ill-repute. It’s been in his family since the 1930′s. The Bird Cage is now a museum, but what an extraordinary museum it is. Watch the video to get a glimpse.Continue reading
A reenactment: Virgil Earp’s side of the story taken before the gunfight at the OK Corral.Continue reading
Tom McLaury defends the Cowboys position before the Gunfight at the OK Corral. A Reenactment one of many played out on the streets of Tombstone.Continue reading
An introduction to the real Tombstone, the town too tough to die. Tombstone is a tourist town, granted. However, the people of Tombstone are dedicated to keeping the legend alive.Continue reading
I must say, it was a pleasant experience. Not because the Bordello is fancy. It’s not. But the bed was comfortable, the garden and pool area most pleasant. And the hostess, Ms. Lynda, a delight.
The Tombstone Bordello has another advantage. It’s only a five minute walk to THE MAIN EVENT – the OK Corral, Big Nose Kate’s, Crystal Palace, Bird Cage Theater, and the Old Courthouse Museum.
Our Arizona legislature is dominated by religious extremists and they have pretty much ruined our state and made AZ a national joke. For example, over the objections of every law enforcement department in the state, they tried to get a bill passed that would allow anyone to carry a concealed weapon on our college and university campuses. Their operating theory was: “An Armed Society Is A Polite Society.” Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed. They were also willing to let the Old Cochise County Courthouse Museum close in order to save a few bucks. Fortunately, the Tombstone City and Chamber of Commerce saved the day, so you can enjoy this fine museum that tells the real story of Tombstone. A ‘must see’ on our family’s list. Visit the Website for more information 223 East Toughnut street, Tombstone AZ 85638 … Continue reading
The Tombstone Epitaph Newspaper Office Visit the Website 11 S. Fifth Street Tombstone AZ 85638 … Continue reading