It was my last semester of college, and I was student teaching in an American/Arizona History class. I had always wanted to go to Tombstone, and now I had the perfect excuse. So I grabbed a couple of friends and made them go with me. For the sake of research, of course.
Gun fights. Rivalries. Lawmen. Outlaws. Gold. Love triangles. Tombstone is the stuff that Old West legends are made of. Legends like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, the Clanton and Mclaury gangs, and the famous gunfight at the OK Corral.
I wanted to see it with my own eyes.
Below: The original hand-carved bar at the Birdcage Theater. Apparently it was quite an exciting place,
seeing as it was a theater, saloon, gambling parlor and brothel all-in-one. 120 bullet
holes can be found throughout the building. It is said to be haunted,
and has been featured on several paranormal investigation shows.
Below: The site of the famous gun fight involving Virgil, Morgan and Wyatt Earp,
aided by Doc Holiday, against Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank Mclaury.
Wyatt was the only one unharmed in the shootout.
Below: The Faro table where Doc Holiday played cards with outlaws like Johnny Ringo.