Feb 27, 2012

Tombstone, AZ

This weekend we took off first thing Saturday morning for a day trip hitting up two tourist towns in southeast, one of which was Tombstone, AZ. We saw a gunshow, ate fudge, had old-time photos done, and walked the strip of old western stores--me in my cowboy boots of course. There's a bunch to do with museums, shows, mine tours, and western resturaunts. We loved it! Yee-ha!
The most famous event in Tombstone's history was the famed Gunfight at the OK Corral, which didn't actually happen at the corral, but in a vacant lot on Fremont Street. On October 26, 1881, members of the "Cowboys" had a run-in with Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp with help from Wyatt's friend Doc Holliday. 24 seconds and 30 shots later, Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury were mortally wounded. In many peoples opinion, it was this one event that has kept Tombstone alive for all these years. (via tombstoneweb.com)