On my way back from New Mexico this past week I made a detour south and went to Tombstone, Arizona. I'm sure everyone knows who lived there and what happen there in the 1800's. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, the Cowboy gang and all that. Its a very interesting and somewhat creepy little town. The town has been through a lot and so have the people who lived there around 1880.
I took some pictures that I thought I'd share with you all. I know there are a couple of western fans here so I hope you enjoy these photos. If you've never been to Tombstone, Az...you really need to visit someday.
Main street in Tombstone.
Big Nose Kate's Saloon. Big Nose Kate was Doc Holiday's girlfriend.
Doc Holiday and Big Nose Kate statues.
Stagecoach tour and Tombstone history lesson.
Crystal Palace Hotel/Saloon. A Tombstone hotspot for drinking and gambling back in the 1800's. I believe Wyatt Earp worked here before getting back into law enforcement.
Birdcage Theater. The coolest place in Tombstone. Everything inside is exactly the same as it was when the theater closed. There is a basement where card games were played and the original cards and chips are still on the tables from the last games played there in the 1800's. There are rooms where prostitutes took their customers including Wyatt Earp where he often met Josie who would later become his wife. There are bullet holes in the ceiling and walls throughout the building.
Curly Bill Brocius, leader of the Cowboy gang killed Marshall Fred White here in front of the Birdcage theater.
Morgan Earp was killed here by the Cowboys while Morgan was playing pool.
This was the pool hall where Morgan was playing pool. It was called Hatch's back then.
The famous OK Corral where the Earps and Doc had it out with a few members of the Cowboy gang. The gunfight lasted 30 seconds and left Doc, Morgan, and Virgil injured and 3 Cowboys dead.
One of the actors for the gunfight shows.