Saturday, December 6, 2014

Boothill in Photo Filter


I just recently went back to the Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone, AZ.  I thought I would revisit the most famous who are buried there with each photo changed from color to photo filter.  What we noticed was that many of the bodies buried there died in 1882.  That was a crappy year to be a resident or visitor in Tombstone.

His daughter's story is that her Dad was riding his horse when something spooked the critter. It bucked him off which caused a chain reaction discharging his rifle. The shot blew out his knee and he spent several weeks lying in camp without medical attention while thriving in pain. By the time he was taken to a doctor, who felt the leg had to go, it was too late and Frank died.

He was a participant in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, but it didn't end well for Frank. He was one of the three men who lost his life that day.

Only 19 years of age, and the youngest of the Clanton brothers, Billy lost his life battling with the Earps and Doc Holliday at the O.K. Corral.

Tom, along with his brother Frank, was also killed at the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

The patriarch of the Clanton family was ambushed while on a cattle drive in New Mexico. His remains were transported to Boothill a year after his death by his sons, Fin and Ike, to be buried next to his son, Billy.

While on a drunken rage, William Clayborne decided to settle a debt with Frank Leslie. He showed up at the Oriental Saloon, where Leslie was the bartender, stood out front, and called Leslie out. Not a good move, because shortly after Leslie came out, William was shot and killed by him.

This dance hall gal/soiled dove wouldn't keep her hands off of Gold Dollars' man. The feisty little lady found Margarita sitting on his lap at the Birdcage Theatre, got pissed, and stabbed her with a stiletto.

Said to be the mastermind behind robberies committed by him and his gang.  A mob of Bisbee citizens pulled him out of jail, and hung him from a telegraph pole near the courthouse.

Who hasn't recited the words scribed on his headstone?  Was he a real person? You betcha. Lester Moore was a Wells Fargo agent at Naco. On that fateful day, he got into an argument with another man over a package. It got so heated that Les was shot four times, but was able to get some shots of himself. Both men died that day.

Marshal Fred White met his demise when a drunken Curly Bill Brocius's pistol discharged as White tried to take it from him. It hit White and he died a couple days later. He was able to tell Earp that is was an accident before he died. Curly Bill did not get charged for his death.

Dunlap and his gang were robbing yet another train when he came face to face with Jeff Milton in the express car. Milton shot Dunlap and his no-good gang left him to die. He was eventually found and brought to Tombstone.  Before he died, he ratted out his so-called friends and robbery buddies.

Here's a story, about a man name Brady, who has three boys of his own...
Naw, these Brady brothers sadly drowned while swimming in the San Pedro River. The 12 year old brother fought hard to save his 11 year old brother, but alias, they both ended up drowning.
Mike Noonan (in the background) died by Indians when he stepped outside his house to chop wood.

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