Visiting Tombstone’s Boothill Graveyard is no longer Free. Currently, April 2017 it is $3. It cost money to maintain the graveyard. But it takes considerable willpower not to stop at the gift shop on the way out and buy a souvenir. We have several.
Newman (Old Man) Clanton was born in 1816 and was killed by Mexican troops in Arizona Territory on August 13, 1881, about 10 weeks before his youngest son, William (Billy) Clanton would die of wounds sustained in a blaze of gunfire on Freemont Street near the OK Corral in Tombstone; October 26, 1881.
Another son, Issac (Ike) Clanton, a mean-spirited, loudmouth cowardly drunk was instrumental in fomenting that gunfight between the Earps (Virgil, Wyatt, Morgan and Doc Holliday) and 3 Cowboys (Frank & Tom McLaury & Billy Clanton).
The “Old Man” was, by many accounts, a successful rancher and cattle rustler. It is unlikely he ever met the Earps or Holliday because he had moved to New Mexico before they arrived in Tombstone in late 1879. Read More