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Tombstone, Arizona - Relive the exciting times of the Old West with historical tours, shoot-outs, reenactments, a walk through Boothill Graveyard and more! (Click on the pin for more info and additional things to do in the Tucson, AZ area - Photo via Instagram by@chikasa55)
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Not far from Tucson is Tombstone, AZ - Walk the very same streets here in Tombstone that Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Johnny Ringo, Ike Clanton and a host of other Western Legends walked over 130 years ago. You can just feel the history here! This is the most authentic Western Town left in the United States!
Ike Clanton (1847 – June 1, 1887) was a member of a loosely associated group of outlaws known as the The Cowboys. On Oct. 26, 1881, Ike was present at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, AZ, but was unarmed and fled. Ike Clanton was implicated in the attempted assassination of Virgil Earp on December 30, 1881, but was released. Clanton was killed attempting to avoid arrest six years later when he was shot by a lawman seeking to arrest him for cattle-rustling.
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This is a prostitution license from Tombstone, AZ -- 7.50 for one year. This one is for a woman who called herself Sadie Jo (prostitutes rarely used their real names). And if you look at the bottom left, it's signed by Wyatt Earp! Even more special, Wyatt Earp eventually married Miss Sadie Jo.
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John Henry Doc” Holliday (1852-1887) -- Doc Holliday suffered nearly his entire life with tuberculosis. The disease, itself, was party the reason Doc turned to gambling and gun fighting. Trained as a dentist, he could not maintain a practice due to his wracking cough. After following the Earps from Dodge City and joining in the O.K. Corral gunfight, Holliday moved to Leadville, Colorado. Late in 1886, Doc had dealt with several serious bouts with pneumonia and headed to Glenwood Springs........
Marshal Frederick H. White
Tombstone Arizona Marshal Fred White was shot and killed by a group of five outlaws who were shooting up the town. When Marshal White asked the leader to stop shooting the man walked up to him, his gun discharged as Marshal White grabbed the barrel and pulled it towards him. The suspect was taken into custody by legendary lawman Wyatt Earp and two other Earp brothers. Marshal White had served in law enforcement for 5 years. He is buried in Row 6, Boothill Cemetery, Tombstone, AZ. EOW 10/30/1880.