Tombstone (USA) Reviews
Description:City: Tombstone / Country: USA / World Region: North America
Newest Review: ... time - the county seat. More famous though in its history was that it was the setting for the site of the famous gunfight of the OK Corral. This battle took place between Wyatt Earp and his brothers and friends, who fought with the Clanton Outlaws and two of their supporters. The gunfight resulted in several dead, and of course the resulting historical event became a household name even a ... more
Customer Tombstone (USA) Reviews (2)
by - written on 08/11/10, updated on 08/11/10 (Very useful, 51 readings)
With the scorching late summer sun beating down on the car we set off for Tombstone- "The Town Too Tough To Die!" Southern Arizona is the setting for this town, which for me was a place where history and imagination marry together to create a most incredible scene. "Cowboy chaos" was how I saw it, as we parked and walked to the main street of Tombstone, that Sunday morning in early September. It's a 70 mile drive from Tucson, and you will need a car to get there. The directions as given on the Tombstone website are: Take Interstate 10 East to Benson (about 40-45 miles). Exit South on Highway 80 which will take you straight to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/12/07 (Very useful, 78 readings)
-------------------- BACKGROUND -------------------- Located in the county of Cochise in Arizona, Tombstone is most famous for its role in 'wild west' history. The city was founded in 1879 and soon boomed as a mining community. Without railroad access Tombstone was very isolated and this led to a lawlessness which attracted many outlaw gangs. The most famous event in Tombstone was the 'Gunfight at the OK Corral' between the Clanton gang and city marshall Wyatt Earp and his group in October 1881. This event is reenacted every day at 2pm. By the mid-1880s the mines had been depleted and Tombstone became virtually deserted. However today it is ... Read the complete review
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