Thanks to Hollywood, Tombstone is famous for a 30-second shootout, called The Gunfight at the OK Corral. Unfortunately, the singular focus on that one event has relegated the best of Tombstone's 140 year history to the dust bin. Our town had schools, the finest resturants in Arizona, a professional baseball team, numerous civic clubs, and other genteel activities. On my historic trolley tour, I show my guests where the gunfights took place, but also share the history of the mines and other important facets of Tombstone's day-to-day life. This webpage includes links to short articles I've written from my research on Tombstone. If you want to know more about the Earps, then this is not the right place for you; but if you want to know how the common folks worked and lived, then you will enjoy my essays.
Albert Blair and Samuel Barrow. The deaths of Albert Blair and Samuel Barrow, two children killed in a fire, was one of the saddest chapters in Tombstone's history.
Boothill Graveyard. Boothill was the first graveyard in Tombstone and it contains the remains of 273 of our earliest pioneers. There are bad guys here, but also the innocent and even the unknown. Note: this page contains information about the historic Boothill graveyard. For information about Boothill's paranormal activity, see Boothill Ghosts.
City Hall. The original City Hall housed our city government for more than a century and is still home to the city Marshal's Office.
Jewish Memorial. The Jewish Memorial commemorates the Jews who were part of our origin.
James Burnett. Jim Burnett was killed in cold blood in front of the OK Corral. This post tells why.
Morgan Earp's Death. Morgan was killed on March 18, 1882. This is what the Epitaph printed about his death.
Morgan Earp's Inquest. This is the report printed in the Epitaph about the Coroner's Inquest concerning Morgan Earp's death.