Friday, April 5, 2013

Tombstone – Part 3

Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park

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Built in 1882 in the shape of a Roman cross at a cost of nearly $50,000.

This museum is definitely one of the best stops in Tombstone. $5 entrance fee and we all felt it was well worth it.

Seven men were hung from the gallows. These were not the original which were burned in one of the two huge fires in Tombstone.

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The law library

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The courtroom which has the original judge’s bench, jury chairs and prisoner’s box.

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Does anyone have any idea what this is? The information person didn’t know.

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I don’t have much of an eye for designs in photographs but I really liked this one that I took.

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Our final stop.

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Because of the many violent deaths of the early days, the cemetery became known as Boothill Graveyard.  It is a true symbol of this roaring mining town of the early 1880s.  Buried here are outlaws with their victims, suicides, and hangings, legal and otherwise, along with the hardy citizens and refined element of Tombstone's first days.

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Those resting here have a gorgeous view of the valley.

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And I am definitely ready to get out of town.

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tour. I sure have a better idea of what to expect and things I would like to see....the courthouse for sure!

    The staircase photo is cool!

    Have a super Saturday!


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  2. Thanks for the tour, it sure brought memories of my visit there four years ago.

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  3. The tour has been great and refreshed my memory when we were there.

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  4. My favorite tombstone was "Here lies Les Moore, shot to death by a 44, No Les, no more."

    Glad you enjoyed your visit. I think it's a fun place.

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  5. I really like that picture of the circular staircase. You really did a good job seeing Tombstone.

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  6. That picture of the staircase made me dizzy, well a little more than normal! :cD

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  7. You visited longer than we ever have. We used to own property in that valley you see from Boothill.

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  8. You definitely got more outta town than we did. We will have to return.

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  9. Thanks for the review of history. Loved the pictures. We've not been to that area of the country yet.

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