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 semi-pro 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 about 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 may 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.
Albert Bloomquist. Mining was a dangerous occupation and Mr. Bloomquist was a victim.
Baseball In Tombstone. Tombstone formed a semi-pro baseball team in 1882--and it seems like the team was pretty good.
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.
Charleston. Today, Charleston is only a spot on a map near the San Pedro River, but at one time it was one of the most important mill towns supporting the Tombstone mines.
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.
Doling Driving Park. Tombstone had a racetrack on the edge of town and I found a few newspaper articles about events there.
Earp Mining Claim. Everyone knows about the Earps' gunfights, but few know about the mine they owned.
Faro. This article introduces faro, the most popular game in the saloons of Tombstone.
Gunfights. Despite the Hollywood mythos, there were very few gunfights in Tombstone. This is a listing of those who died by gunshot between 1878 and 1890.
Huachuca Water Company. Drinking water was a significant problem in early Tombstone. Here is the story of the solution.
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.