Corky thorougly enjoyed this day trip from Tuscon to Tombstone. The National Park service has overseen the authentic preservation properly. The Bird Cage Theatre was a beautiful example.
1879, a rock collector, Ed Scheiffelin struck it rich mining silver ore. A passing soldier warned him all he would get out of this southeast Arizona Territory would be stone for his tombstone. Welcome to Tombstone, Arizona!
Mr. Scheiffelin's silver vein discovery resulted in population increase, saloon increase, prostitution, etc. Eventually this noterity resulted in one of the deadliest regions in the west. Soon weapons were banned within the town boundaries. Northern capitalist and "cow-boys" were at odds with each other.
We enjoyed the historically correct re-enactments; the most famous being Gunfight at the OK Corrall, October 26, 1881. Soon the silver mine tapped out, the water supply failed-Tombstone's popularity declined.
By the way, Boot Hill Cemetery was reserved for "bad men" only!