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The Not-So Famous Buried At Boothill

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*Note:  The information came from the Boothill Grave Yard brochure.

The Famous Buried At Boothill

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Holy Trinity Monastery

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In the small community of St. David, AZ and along the highway is the serene place known as the Holy Trinity Monastery.  A massive cross stands near the parking lot and a short distance up the hill is the Meditation Garden.  You get a calming feeling walking around grounds where you will find gardens and a pond with fish swimming about.  The adobe Monastery greets you with a large arbor in front and a beautiful garden and fountain.  Inside the building it is peaceful and simply gorgeous.  To the right of the building is a small cemetery and the Trinity Bird Sanctuary.

On September 3, 1974, after Bishop Francis J. Green put in a request for a Christian renewal center somewhere in Cochise County, the group chose a 92 acres parcel of land in St. David to build the Monastery.  They broke ground on December 12, 1974 and Bishop Green was there for the occasion.  He was there again at the dedication on June 14, 1981.  The Monastery is the center of the grounds, with more gardens and other pl…

The "Thing" and It's Oddities

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I talked about "The Thing"? in previous posts, but now I can say I finally know what it is.  Along Interstate 10 on the way towards Benson from Tucson, the highway is riddled with signs that say, "The Thing?".  It is a gimmick that works and gets people wondering what it is and to stop to take a gander.  It is a gas station, souvenir shop with a Dairy Queen attached.  You can find all kinds of Arizona novelties, shirts, jewelry, and gifts for friends and family.  To see The Thing, you pay a buck and walk through a metal door and enter one of the three big metal sheds full on antiques and other odd items.

In the first shed is old cars, buggies and a simulation of a torture chamber.




The second shed had strange but interesting wood carvings along with antiques behind glass displays.


The last shed holds The Thing, more old buggies and wagons with more wood carvings.  What is The Thing?  Check it out...



Johnny Bones

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While eating dinner at Big Nose Kate's Saloon in Tombstone, AZ, Sharon and I met this wonderful, quirky, minstrel named Johnny Bones.  We had a fun time talking with him and watching him entertain the crowd.  He told us he usually can be found somewhere along Allen Street playing bones and tambourines.  We finally ran into him after touring the Bird Cage Theatre.  Meet Johnny Bones...


If you ever get to Tombstone, say hi to Johnny and be sure to give him a tip.

Back to Tombstone and Bisbee

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Sharon and I are on our way to Tombstone and then Bisbee.  We plan to make a few stops along the way.  I will be putting pictures here and on Facebook of this trip.  In Tombstone we will be walking the streets at night, and during the day, visiting the Bird Cage Theatre, OK Corral, and Boothill.  We even plan to take another old time picture.


I have been to Bisbee many times and stayed at the Copper Queen Hotel, twice.  Both times I stayed in room 401 with some friends, and both times we had paranormal experiences.  (Read my four part series of my second experience: part one,part two,part three, and part four.)  Sharon and I are staying two nights at the Copper Queen Hotel in a room on the third floor.  We plan to do a spooky night walk through Bisbee.  I hope I have lots to tell you.

Stay tuned.....