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Apr 25, 2015 - Tombstone

Tombstone is a historic western city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then Pima County, Arizona Territory. It was one of the last wide-open 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...

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2015 RV Adventure

Apr 4, 2015 - Tombstone and Kartchner Caverns Gardens

No photographs were allowed in the Caverns. It was my first time in a cavern and I was a little strange as I entered the walkway. My balance and not being able to see my feet made me unsure of myself. I put my hand on Peg's shoulder and went on. As we walked on, the path was well lit and I held my hand on the railing throughout the path. The 1-1/2 mile tour took us through the caverns and the Ranger did a very good job identifying the formations. One of my favorite was the bacon drape, with light behind, it looked like a strip of bacon....

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RVing Patty

Mar 6, 2015 - Tombstone, Arizona

We have arrived, both in Arizona and at summer weather today the temperature hit 25 C and it is shorts weather. At night however it goes down to 4 C again but they say that this is dessert weather. We stayed overnight at Bisbee which used to be a copper mining town until the 1970s and today you can see still all the remains because it looks when a mining company is done they are just allowed to leave town without putting things back the way they found them. Our campground was high up overlooking the town and this town is a popular place...

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Escaping Freeseland

Feb 12, 2015 - Tombstone Arizona

Another beautiful day in southern Arizona, just a little chilly with a heavy wind blowing. Glad we are not on the road today because of the wind. Still the sun is shining and you can’t beat that. Today will be a lazy day, do some things on the motorhome, and wander downtown to see what is happening. We did venture onto a couple of motorcycles that are set up for people in wheelchairs. They are from Canada, what a long ride it must have been, but I thought they were kind of neat. Also the Killer Honey shop was operated by a man that lived in...

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2015 Westward Ho

Feb 11, 2015 - Tombstone Arizona

We strolled down Main Street today and had our picture taken which is kind of different. After the picture taking we boarded the Tombstone Trolley for a guide tour around the area. Did hear some more interesting facts about Tombstone and visited Boot Hill, I think we will be driving back to get a better look. We did visit the Tombstone Epitaph which is one of the oldest continuously published newspaper in our country. Picked up a reproduce paper that was published the day after the OK Corral gunfight which explained what did happen in the...

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2015 Westward Ho

Feb 10, 2015 - Tombstone Arizona

What a beautiful day this is starting out as. The sun is shining and the only thing coming out of the sky is sun beams. We started out taking a stroll down Allen Street which is the center of the historical section of town. As we are strolling Candy is stopping in the shops to see what they have and I’m out talking to the cowboys that are dressed to the era. Candy did find some interesting shirts that have been dyed with the local red clay dirt. This is a novelty that we haven’t seen before so we now own a pair. Also picked up some other...

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2015 Westward Ho

Feb 9, 2015 - Tombstone Arizona

Moving day, time to head for Tombstone AZ for a couple of days. This will be the longest drive for us at 300 miles, but we will still get there around 2:30 pm. The drive will be on I-10 most of the way which is nice and flat with great roads. We did go thru a Border Patrol check point on I-10 where all lanes feed thru the check station. They only asked us how many people in the motorhome, which was only 2 so we got a pass. The guy in a SUV ahead of us got pulled over to the inspection lanes, sure wouldn’t want to be him. Stopped at a...

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2015 Westward Ho

Jan 31, 2015 - Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area & Historic Fairbank

On Thursday morning (1/27) we set out for Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area ( approx. 22 miles southeast of Tombstone, Az). There were 8 of us from the RV Park that caravaned down to the area. We went down to walk through the wetlands & to view the Sand Hill Cranes. The Cranes roost in the area at night & leave during the day to feed, they then return in the late afternoon. They sometimes return in the thousands, one year the count was estimated to be around 28,000 birds. There wasn't near that on Thursday, but it was still impressive. Before...

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Jan 22, 2015 - The Wild West

Today we woke up to snow and ice and 25mph winds. This is probably the worst weather we have had since leaving home. We were still able to head west (east I 10 was closed to traffic due to snow) We crossed into Arizona!. After setting up camp we drove into Tombstone for a little sightseeing. The town was started in 1877 when silver was discovered and mining began.Some of their more notable residents included Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. A lot of the original buildings still remain and they try to keep the old western flare.

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Apr 18, 2014 - Tombstone, Arizona

Instead of going to our scheduled stop of Saguaro National Park we took an unplanned detour to go to Tombstone, AZ. Very happy we did! Tombstone was one of the last frontier boomtowns and I think maybe arguably one of the most famous because of its inhabitants such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the shoot out at the OK Corral. More historical info on Tombstone here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone,_Arizona Tombstone was a tough mining town. Many of the original buildings are still standing from the late 1800s. We went to watch a...

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2014 Southwest Trip

Apr 7, 2014 - Tombstone, AZ

We stopped here in tombstone to see this historical area Historic Tombstone, AZ For more information use this link Wikipedia While visiting Old Town Tombstone we attended a Shootout at Doc Holliday's Gunfight Palace it was interesting and well done. We also visited the The Tombstone Cemetery.

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Mar 30, 2014 - Tombstone, AZ

It appears that here weather is the same every day, warm and windy. Since mornings are cooler we do our touring in these hours. Today we drove to Tombstone which is an example of the 1880 western heritage. Tombstone is kept as authentic as it was 100 yrs ago. We watched a show which was a re-enactment of the a western gun battle with a comedy twist, we had a great time but we did not eat in any local eateries because we want to have a Vietnamese for lunch. Afternoon is siesta time, too hot to do anything .

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