Tombstone, AZ High 84 Low 56
I took so many pictures it has taken me awhile to sort through them.
Is there anybody out there who doesn’t know about the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral? Well, just in case -
This gunfight took place about 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 26,1881 in Tombstone, AZ. The gunfight only lasted about 30 seconds and involved:
The outlaws: Billy Clanton, Tom McLaury and his brother Frank McLaury, and
The lawmen: Virgil Earp, and his brothers Morgan and Wyatt Earp, along with Doc Holliday.
Cowboys: Ike Clanton, brother of Billy Clanton, and Billy Claiborne ran from the fight unharmed.
All three outlaws were killed while Doc Holliday, Morgan and Virgil Earp were wounded. Only Wyatt came out of it unscathed.
Nobody knows for sure what exactly prompted the gunfight or who shot first. The only thing historians can agree upon is that rustling and alcohol were involved. The gunfight was relatively unknown to the rest of America until 1931 when Stuart Lake published his fictionalized biography, Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal. After the movie, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, was released in 1957, the people in America became enthralled with the story.
Love this picture of the reflection of the stagecoach.
Actually, Jim and I didn’t go to the O.K. Corral because we had been there before. And one time is enough. Dianna wanted to go so Jim and I just wandered and people watched. She agrees – one time is enough. It’s very loud. They use real guns with blanks. And the acting is cheesy – at least in my opinion.
We took the stagecoach tour which was fun. It gives you some fun facts about some of the houses around the town and some history of other people involved with Tombstone.
Buster and Barney
For those of you who have never been here, I want you to know that everything has a cost. The gunfight is $10. The stagecoach ride is $10, the tour at the Birdcage is $10, the rosebush is $5, and so on. Tombstone is a tourist town and their survival depends on tourists spending money. Lots of people don’t like these kinds of tourist places but I enjoyed sitting on the bench on Allen Street and imagining the cowboys, the horses, the ladies of the evening, the miners, and life in the old west.
This picture is for Sassy.
Wells Fargo Express building
Jim just can’t resist those older modes of transportation
I am going to make this into two posts because I just have too many pictures to show you.