The Town Too Tough To Die

by Chuck Staruch December. 03, 2020 230 views

If you had told me years ago while growing up just outside of New York City, that I would be living just a stones throw from one of the most famous places in the South West I would have thought you were nuts!

But life has it's own agenda, so here I am currently living just a quick drive down State Route 80 from Tombstone, Arizona.

The Town Too Tough To Die

The Town Too Tough To Die

Hollywood Movies have been made about the famous event that happened on October 26 1881 called ...

The Gunfight At The O.K Corral

A lot of history is here in this small quiet town and a great place to just take pictures!

I often like to come to Tombstone to capture whatever catches my eye at the moment.

Get a coffee and a reading before the big gunfight ...

Get a coffee and a reading before the big gunfight ...

I love history and often when I walk the boardwalks of this old town, I try to imagine what it was like on that October day in 1881?

October is still very warm here in Arizona and the day of the gunfight might have been a hot one or was it like today as I write this blog a very windy one?

(This area is known for the constant windy days)

According to the historians ...

The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a 30-second shootout between lawmen led by Virgil Earp and members of a loosely organized group of outlaws called the Cowboys including Ike Clanton that took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, United States

The Place of The Famous Gunfight

The Place of The Famous Gunfight

I purposely have not included any photos of the amazing actors who inhabit the town each day dressed in authentic clothing of that time in history.

That will be done in future blogs about this town that was too tough to die ...

With Covid-19 having an effect on just about every tourist spot in the world, here in my little part of the world, Tombstone is still attracting the tourists.

Me and my wife last weekend decided on the spur of the moment to go and have lunch at one of the restaurant's in Old Town Tombstone.

And to our surprise, the place was packed!!

So we will return on another day for lunch.

A must stop when visiting Tombstone

A must stop when visiting Tombstone

This town I feel will never die because the same spirit that resided in the people back in the 1800's is still residing in the people of Tombstone in 2020.

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Piotr Buraczewski 4 months ago

Fascinating stories. Open space and freedom this is our image of the US. Maybe a cliché but a nice one.

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Chuck Staruch Replied to Piotr Buraczewski 4 months ago

Thank you Piotr!

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Brian Scott 4 months, 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing Chuck,I'd love to visit some of the old Western towns, especially the ghost towns 👍

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Chuck Staruch Replied to Brian Scott 4 months, 1 week ago

Your welcome Brian,
One of my goals for 2021 is to visit the old ghost towns of Arizona. Bought a cool book about Arizona ghost towns and it has great directions to each one.

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Antonio Gil 4 months, 1 week ago

Old West will always attract visitors (with or without Covid) . Love the pictures, especially the monochrome ones

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Chuck Staruch Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months, 1 week ago

The proof was certainly in the pudding Antonio. Thank you for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed them.

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