Today, Tombstone is known by the moniker of, "The Town To Tough To Die". Tombstone is largely only a tourist attraction but still contains much of the history and charm of a old west town. The town is filled with eccentric characters. Gunmen and lady's of the night, dressed in period garb still stroll the streets. Each day, recreation gunfights are staged both at Helldorado Town and the site of the OK corral.
|I wonder if this is the type of coach that Wyatt hoped to establish when he arrived in Tombstone in 1879. Upon arrival he found that two coach lines were already established ultimately leading him to become a "peace officer".|
|The Bird Cage Theater was established in 1881|
The above two photos were all I got to see of one of the staged gunfight scenes in Helldorado Town. I stood on a terrace away from the stands with the dogs. After the first few gunshots, Leia determined that she was done watching the play and wanted to leave the area post haste! Luke on the other hand thought it was fun and wanted to play along! I didn't want to subject Leia to any more trauma, so we headed back into town, away from the noise. After a few moments away and a sip of water she was fine.
|Odd seeing the old west architecture with modern day cars parked in front.|