|We headed to Tombstone and checked into the "Tombstone Livery Stable" riding distanced to Tombstone|
To get to the Livery from Tuscon on Hwy 10 take exit 303 turns into Hwy 80 which goes through Benson and St David go about 15 miles until you get to Hwy 82 turn right and go about 1/4 mile we are right there on the right about 2 miles from Tombstone
|Here are the cabins at the Livery there is lots of RV parking and plenty of stalls for you horses|
|Our big rigs just above riding ring|
|Here are some of the many paddocks and stalls for you horses here. They also have covered paddocks for sun shade.|
|Large riding ring. They hold many "Cowboy Mounted Shooting" events through out the year.|
|Heading into the Town of Tombstone|
|Darrell riding above on the old rail bed that use to go into Tombstone|
|This State Monument is the grave of the founder of Tombstone Ed Schieffelin.|
|Read more about Ed Schieffelin.|
|I would like to find out the history on the main street name as it is the same last name as me :)|
|There is a lot of history here too.|
|Bordello were a way of life in Tombstone and one of the most famous Bordello in America in the 1800's was the Bird Cage right downtown Tombstone.|
The most famous event in TOMBSTONE
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a gunfight that took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 1881, inTombstone, Arizona Territory, and is generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the American Old West. The gunfight, believed to have lasted only about thirty seconds, was fought between the outlaw Cowboys Billy Clanton, Tom McLaury and his brother Frank McLaury, and the opposing lawmen Virgil Earp and his brothers Morganand Wyatt Earp, aided by Doc Holliday acting as a temporary deputy of Virgil. Cowboys Ike Clanton and Billy Claiborneran from the fight unharmed, but Ike's brother Billy Clanton was killed, along with both McLaurys. Lawmen Doc Holliday, Morgan and Virgil Earp were wounded. Only Wyatt Earp came through the fight unharmed. The fight has come to represent a time in American history when the frontier was open range for outlaws opposed by law enforcement that was spread thin over vast territories, leaving some areas unprotected.
The gunfight was relatively unknown to the American public until 1931 when author Stuart Lake published what has since been determined to be a largely fictionalized biography, Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal, two years after Earp's death.Lake retold his story in a 1946 book that director John Ford developed into the movie My Darling Clementine. After the movie Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was released in 1957, the shootout came to be known by that name. Since then, the conflict has been portrayed with varying degrees of accuracy in numerous Western films and books.
Despite its name, the gunfight actually occurred in a narrow lot six doors west of the rear entrance to the O.K. Corral on Fremont Street, and also in the street. The two opposing parties were initially only about 6 feet (1.8 m) apart. About thirty shots were fired in thirty seconds. Ike Clanton filed murder charges against the Earps and Doc Holliday but they were eventually exonerated by a local judge after a 30-day preliminary hearing and then again by a local grand jury.
On December 28, 1881, Virgil Earp was maimed in an assassination attempt by the outlaw Cowboys, and on March 18, 1882, they assassinated Morgan Earp. This led to a series of further killings and retributions, with federal and county lawmen supporting different sides of the conflict, which became known as the Earp Vendetta Ride.
|This is funny the tourist all think we are part of the town and are taking pictures of us every chance they get.|
|Wyatt Earp and the Canadian Rubberband Bandits|
|Doc Holiday joins in on the "Action"|
|The Canadian Rubberband Bandits are getting a name across Arizona this time they have real guns not Rubberband guns.|
|Riding back out of town|
|The old train treacle going into Tombstone|
|Heading back to the Livery Stable you can see it in the foreground|
|Horse get to get out and play and roll before having a nice bath in the shower racks they have here at "Tombstone Livery Stable" |
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