Fairbank ghost town (aka Fairbank Historic Townsite) is about a 20 minute drive from Tombstone. It is located along the San Pedro River within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Fairbank was established in 1881 as a depot for the railroad. The town was named for N.K. Fairbank, one … Continue reading
On the 4th Saturday of the month, Tombstone shopkeepers have started keeping their doors open and light on after sunset. They call this event: Tombstone At Twilight.
Conspicuous by its absence, the Gunfight At The O.K. Corral, Tombstone’s most popular attraction, has not graced the pages of Southern Arizona Guide … until now. Why? At Southern Arizona Guide we have a guiding philosophy. If we cannot wholeheartedly recommend your establishment or event to our friends & family, … Continue reading
Wyatt Earp, now with federal authority, assembled a posse of gunmen to hunt for his brother’s would-be assassins.
Boothill is authentic. It was Tombstone’s first City Cemetery, established in 1879. It wasn’t called Boothill until the 1920’s, probably as a result of Hollywood westerns or dime novels.
TOMBSTONE’S RAILROAD CENTENNIAL reprinted with permission from Tombstone Times. by Larry Jensen & Ray Madzia Picture the day. Feel the event. The Railroad was coming to Tombstone!!!! It had been nearly 25 years that folks had been arriving in Tombstone, but not by rail. The railroad had not laid tracks … Continue reading
In 1880, old age began about 40, the average life expectancy of a U.S. citizen. Life was hard, good nutrition & effective medical treatment were scarce. By age 40, most people, particularly women, were simply worn out. Between 1879 and 1884, about 300 people were buried in the Tombstone Boothill … Continue reading
A joke around Tombstone goes like this. “Tombstone was built on mediocrity. For example, we have a corral that’s just OK; and a mine that’s barely good enough.” Our Good Enough Mine Tour was more than just “good enough”. The mine is a constant 65 degrees, a cooling retreat in … Continue reading
Katie Elder was more, much more, than the title character in John Wayne’s 1965 western, “The Sons of
Katie Elder,” She was more than the portrayal by Faye Dunaway in the 1971 film “Doc.” Katie Elder was
a real person, whose background was perhaps more plaid than checkered. For one thing, there were all