Tombstone, Arizona

We spent Memorial Day visiting historic Tombstone, Arizona.  We learned about the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral that took place on October 26, 1881.  We watched the re-enactment of the gunfight between Wyatt Earp and his brothers and their pal Doc Holliday against the Clanton’s and McLaury’s.  The wild west is well-preserved in this town of Tombstone where we visited many of the original buildings.

Meeting “The Lawmen”…

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Gunfight re-enactment…

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Pictures from the museum…

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Throughout the day they had gunfights in the street…

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There were other shows in the street like this scene from a saloon…

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Jake and Jesse were arrested and going to be hanged for being horse thieves and outlaws…

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A woman from the brothel had to put her tattoo (lipstick) on their cheeks…

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Jesse was excited to find a mini-golf course.  I don’t think that was really around in the 1800’s.

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And since Chris and I work for Wells Fargo, we thought this was interesting.  A Wells Fargo RV Park right in the middle of Tombstone.  No, we didn’t stay there.

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Tombstone was a lot of fun.  If you are planning a visit, the O.K. Corral is $10 per person, but I think it was worth it.  Children 5 and under are free.  If your children are afraid of loud noises, I would wait until they are older.  I remember a few years ago when Jesse would have hated the noise of the gunshots.  He still wasn’t crazy about it, but I think a few years ago it would have really scared him.

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2 thoughts on “Tombstone, Arizona

  1. DeniseMcKay

    Looks like a lot of fun.

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  2. So loved this post! We did a Road Trip USA curriculum for the past couple years and we certainly learned about Tombstone when we studied AZ but it was cool to show the kids these pictures to give them a better sense of what it was like. Thanks for sharing! We will continue to live vicariously through you guys!!!

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