Tombstone, Arizona

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revenue from tourism. The town was established on a mesa above the Tough Nut Mine. Within two years of its founding, although far distant from any other metropolitan city, Tombstone boasted a bowling alley, four churches, an ice house, a school, two banks, three newspapers, and an ice cream parlor, alongside 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, and numerous dancing halls and brothels. All of these were situated among and on top of a large number of dirty, hardscrabble mines. The gentlemen

claim. Consisting mostly of wooden shacks and tents, it had a population of 100. When Cochise County (Cochise County, Arizona) was formed from the eastern portion of Pima County on February 1, 1881, Tombstone became the new county seat. Telegraph service to the town was established that same month. In early March 1880, the Schieffelins' Tombstone Mining and Milling Company which owned the Tough Nut Mine, among others, was sold to investors from Philadelphia


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in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, during which the lawmen killed Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, and Billy Clanton. thumb Newspaper coverage of the fight at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral O.K. Corral (Image:ownwspok.jpg) The gunfight was the result of a personal, family, and political feud. Three months later on the evening of December 28, 1881, Virgil Earp was ambushed and seriously wounded on the streets of Tombstone by hidden assailants shooting from the second story


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, killing three more Cowboys over the next few days before leaving the state. number location Tombstone, Arizona, USA language International The '''Tombstone Western Film Festival and Symposium''' founded in 2001 is held in July in Tombstone, Arizona, a historic western mining town (and later ghost town) in the USA celebrated in western films as the site of the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral between Wyatt Earp and the Clantons


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;shadow person". * On November 16, 2011, SyFy featured a landmark in Tombstone on the series ''Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files'', in which the team investigated the Bird Cage Theatre, apparently haunted by a coffin-shaped apparition. The theatre was known for over 26 deaths. SyFy has aired two episodes on two different series investigating the theatre, the other series being Ghost Hunters. References


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to Oregon with her parents. Virgil did not see her or his daughter again for 37 years. He married two more times. ALTERNATIVE NAMES SHORT DESCRIPTION Deputy U.S. Marshal and city Marshal in Tombstone (Tombstone, Arizona), Arizona Territory in 1881 DATE OF BIRTH July 18, 1843 The basic rules provide for characters and settings that could be expected to appear in the "Wild West" genre of movies and pulp fiction (pulp magazines), and most of the in-game action


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with both McLaurys, were killed. Lawmen Holliday, and Morgan and Virgil Earp were wounded. Only Wyatt Earp came through the fight unharmed. The fight has come to represent a time in American history when the frontier was open range for outlaws opposed by law enforcement that was spread thin over vast territories, leaving some areas unprotected. After the confrontation with Ike Clanton, Wyatt Earp took Holliday back to his boarding house at Camillus Sidney "Buck" Fly's Lodging


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(i.e., deputy city policeman) June 22, 1881. This is the day of the large Tombstone fire of 1881, with which Virgil had to cope as acting city marshal; the date suggests that Jack is one of the extra men Virgil hired to help cope with looting, during and after the disaster. Upon his ascension to the governorship, Hoyt had two major rivalries to deal with. He was able to help heal a bitter relationship between the territory's civilian and military leadership which had developed under Governor


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who perished in the historic gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The graves are located in the historic Boot Hill cemetery. In popular culture thumb Daily reenactment of the famous fight (Image:Gunfight at the OK Corral.jpg) Tombstone's western heritage has made the town popular in film, music, and television. Film Tombstone has lent its name to many Western (Western (genre)) movies over the years, including but not limited to ''Frontier Marshal (1939 film)'' (1939), '' Sheriff


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who perished in the historic gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The graves are located in the historic Boot Hill cemetery. In popular culture thumb Daily reenactment of the famous fight (Image:Gunfight at the OK Corral.jpg) Tombstone's western heritage has made the town popular in film, music, and television. Film Tombstone has lent its name to many Western (Western (genre)) movies over the years, including but not limited to ''Frontier Marshal (1939 film)'' (1939), '' Sheriff

Tombstone, Arizona

'''Tombstone''' is a historic western city in Cochise County (Cochise County, Arizona), Arizona, United States, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then Pima County (Pima County, Arizona), Arizona Territory. It was one of the last wide-open frontier (American frontier) boomtowns in the American Old West. The town prospered from about 1877 to 1890, during which time the town's mines produced US$40 to $85 million in silver bullion, the largest productive silver district in Arizona. Its population grew from 100 to around 14,000 in less than seven years. It is best known as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and draws most of its revenue from tourism.

The town was established on a mesa above the Tough Nut Mine. Within two years of its founding, although far distant from any other metropolitan city, Tombstone boasted a bowling alley, four churches, an ice house, a school, two banks, three newspapers, and an ice cream parlor, alongside 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, and numerous dancing halls and brothels. All of these were situated among and on top of a large number of dirty, hardscrabble mines. The gentlemen and ladies of Tombstone attended operas presented by visiting acting troupes at the Schieffelin Hall opera house, while the miners and cowboys saw shows at the Bird Cage Theatre, "the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast (Barbary Coast, San Francisco)".

Under the surface were tensions that grew into deadly conflict. The mining capitalists and townspeople were largely Republicans (Republican Party (United States)) from the Northern states (Union (American Civil War)). Many of the ranchers in the area were Confederate (Confederate States of America) sympathizers and Democrats (Democratic Party (United States)). The booming city was only from the U.S.–Mexico border and was an open market for beef stolen (cattle raiding) from ranches in Sonora, Mexico, by a loosely organized band of outlaws known as The Cowboys (Cochise County Cowboys). The Earp brothers—Virgil (Virgil Earp), Wyatt (Wyatt Earp), Morgan (Morgan Earp) and Warren (Warren Earp)—arrived in December 1879 and summer 1880. They had ongoing conflicts with Ike (Ike Clanton) and Billy Clanton, Frank (Frank McLaury) and Tom McLaury, and other Cowboys members. The Cowboys repeatedly threatened the Earps over many months until the conflict escalated into a confrontation that turned into a shootout, the now-famous Hollywood-ized Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The actual gun fight was on Fremont Street a block or 2 away from the O.K. Corral.

In the mid-1880s, the silver mines penetrated the water table and the mining companies made significant investments in specialized pumps. A fire in 1886 destroyed the Grand Central hoist and pumping plant, and it was unprofitable to rebuild the costly pumps. The city nearly became a ghost town, only saved from that end because it was the Cochise County seat (county seat) until 1929. The city's population dwindled to a low of 646 in 1910, but in 2010 the population was 1,380.

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