Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tombstone: Taking the Stagecoach



To get an idea of what is around Tombstone, along with history of the place, take the stagecoach ride around town.  The driver takes you up Allen Street and around to Toughnut Street showing all the historical places and events that happened in each location.  It was worth the $10 to see Tombstone from a horse-drawn stagecoach.

The Birdcage Theatre opened in 1881 and was not only a theater, but also served as a saloon, gambling hall and brothel. The New York Times called it, “The wildest, roughest, wickedest honky tonk between Bash Street and the Barbary Coast”.


Built in 1880, the Oriental Saloon was one of the finest establishments in town.  Virgil Earp was ambushed in front of this place and left mortally wounded.

First known as the Golden Eagle Brewing Company, it was built in 1879.  The second story was added later to occupy offices.  One of the offices was Virgil Earp's.

Through the narration of Vincent Price, the history of Tombstone comes alive.

This is the location of the famous gunfight in 1881.
(I will be posting the history of this place and pictures of the re-enactment.)

Virgil Earp's house.

The home of Texas John Slaughter who was an American lawman, Civil War soldier, and gambler.

Tombstone Courthouse


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