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Step back in time and into the Old Wild West. Western American history, still lives in TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA in Cochise County. All of Tombstone is a Registered Historic National Landmark. Below are two of the participants of the "Gunfight at the OK Corral" - Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Others included Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp, and on the other side - Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury, Ike Clanton, and Billy Clanton. View our photos of Tombstone using the link below.

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Founded by Ed Schieffelin when he was prospecting and staked his claim naming it Tombstone when he discovered silver and ore. His friends had told him he would find his tombstone if he went off in the desert from Camp Huachuca. Instead, he founded Tombstone. In 1880 the first railroad from Tombstone to Tucson was complete and millions of dollars of silver and gold traveled the rails.

This new mode of travel and the mines of gold and silver drew a large new population of residents. In 1881 Tombstone's population was between 6,000 and 7,000. The town got electricity in 1902 and has survived the ups and downs of time. Today tourism is the main attraction. It is truly "The Town Too Tough to Die" and reconstructs itself with time.

Many Hollywood movies have been filmed there and books written. It has wonderful historical tours and its friendly residents are just waiting to share their love for Tombstone, and the history of America's Wild West.


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