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    Tombstone is the famous old west mining town founded in 1879 for silver mining. The town is probably more famous for the Gun Fight at the OK Corrall involving the Earp family against Cowboys and the ensuing Earp Vendetta Ride in 1882. The town got up over a population of 10,000 but it all collasped when the pump draining all the water out the mines burned and the price of silver fell through the floor. Tombstone is not a registered National Historic Place and largely relies on tourism to survive. I parked on Freemont Street and walked over to the OK Corral. From there its a short walk to the historic district and the Tombstone Courthouse.Name:  AIMG03065-20120520-0858 - Copy.jpg
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Size:  90.1 KBgreat pics!!!!! was there about 4 years ago- but didn't get many pics as was too busy taking in the area!!!!

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    What many people don't realize is that there was only one Clanton who played a role in the actual shooting. That was 19-year-old Billy. Ike was there at the beginning, when things began to get ominous, but he ran away...as he had on several other occasions when he was called out. The most notable of those was when John Slaughter told him if he (John) ever caught Ike again in a specific area where horses and cattle were being stolen, he (John) would kill Ike. In the final ****ysis, Ike was drunk and belligerent (bragging that he would "do" for the Earps) for at least 24 hours before the shoot-out, but when it came down to the shoot, he left his little brother to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokepole View Post
    What many people don't realize is that there was only one Clanton who played a role in the actual shooting. That was 19-year-old Billy. Ike was there at the beginning, when things began to get ominous, but he ran away...as he had on several other occasions when he was called out. The most notable of those was when John Slaughter told him if he (John) ever caught Ike again in a specific area where horses and cattle were being stolen, he (John) would kill Ike. In the final ****ysis, Ike was drunk and belligerent (bragging that he would "do" for the Earps) for at least 24 hours before the shoot-out, but when it came down to the shoot, he left his little brother to die.
    Legend is always different than the reality. Virgil Earp actually had more law enforcement experience than Wyatt did. Doc Holliday probably didn't kill as many people as legend would suggest. Johny Ringo likely didn't have a large roll among the Cowboys and probably committed suicide. Its ironic how things get twisted up off the official record, especially when it comes to anything from the Old West.

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    Was there on 4/14/13 our 23 rd wedding anniversary and had a blast. Defiantly a must see AZ site.
    Do the BirdCage theater ghost tour it a blast

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Burro Camaro View Post
    Tombstone is the famous old west mining town founded in 1879 for silver mining. The town is probably more famous for the Gun Fight at the OK Corrall involving the Earp family against Cowboys and the ensuing Earp Vendetta Ride in 1882. The town got up over a population of 10,000 but it all collasped when the pump draining all the water out the mines burned and the price of silver fell through the floor. Tombstone is not a registered National Historic Place and largely relies on tourism to survive. I parked on Freemont Street and walked over to the OK Corral. From there its a short walk to the historic district and the Tombstone Courthouse.Name:  AIMG03065-20120520-0858 - Copy.jpg
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    Burro, you say "Tombstone is NOT a registered National Historic Place". That was a typo, right?


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