Tombstone is "The Town Too Tough To Die"
By Robert Zucker
The historic town of Tombstone, Arizona, located in southeastern Arizona, is a registered National Historic Landmark. Known as “The Town Too Tough To Die,” Tombstone is the most famous of Arizona’s old mining camp towns. The town of Tombstone is real and exists today as a tourist attraction.
Tombstone at Twilight Holidays in Tombstone on December 26, 2015. The Guest of Honor for this Twilight event is Father Time. In some cultures, Father Time is only seen during the New Year. This is because he is thought to hand over the duties of the new year to Baby New Year. Father Time will be strolling the boardwalk during the evening in hopes to find Baby New Year.
Legends of Tombstone
Tombstone is a must-see destination for anyone who is interested in the Old West.
Make your way to Allen Street in the heart of Tombstone, where the Wild West comes alive again. Walk from the Birdcage Theater to the OK Corral.
Besides walking down the same streets as the pioneers, there are a number of gunfight shows, stagecoach and wagon tours, and a city park. Several of the saloons in Tombstone offer live music and entertainment on weekends and most accommodate dancing.
Allen Street, the main thoroughfare, has dozens of shops, saloons and restaurants in the tradition of the Wild West.
Tombstone has entertainment throughout the day and night. Daily gun fight shows are held on Allen Street. Live entertainment is featred with several local saloons.
The story of Tombstone
The history of Tombstone, Arizona begins in the dusty deserts of the Southwest USA.
A mining claim that was staked by prospector Ed Schieffelin in March 1877 set roots for the town of Tombstone, located in southeast Arizona about 60 miles from Tucson, Arizona just north of the Mexico border. When Ed struck it rich, his brother yelled out "You lucky cuss!"
They named the mine You Lucky Cuss, while others mines such as Toughnut and Goodenough blossomed nearby. Tombstone, Arizona was incorporated in 1879 and soon swelled to over 10,000 residents. The famous O.K. Corral gunfight with Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp against the Clantons was in 1881.
Read some stories about how the town of Tombstone was shaped by its colorful past.
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These links to Tombstone resources are to web sites in Tombstone, AZ.:
The Tombstone Grand Hotel
Tombstone The Movie DVD (1993)
A sizzling, star-studded cast brings to life the legendary battle to deliver justice to TOMBSTONE! Kurt Russell (MIRACLE, VANILLA SKY) turns in a gripping performance as U.S. Marshall Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer (THE MISSING, BATMAN FOREVER) ignites the screen as the outrageous Doc Holliday. Together, they team up to bring law to the lawless in a notorious showdown with the ruthless outlaws at the O.K. Corral! The all-star ensemble also includes Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Dana Delany, Jason Priestley, Michael Biehn, and long-time Hollywood favorite Charlton Heston.
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