Tombstone, AZ

When we left the Caverns we decided to drive to Tombstone, not far away. Tombstone was founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin who prospected the nearby hills in 1877, and found silver. Throughout the past 140 years it has survived two major fires, the loss of the mining industry, and countless violent encounters at the OK corral. We visited the Cochise County Courthouse built in1882 at a cost of nearly $50,000, Tombstone remained the county seat until 1929. We walked down Main Street and went into Big Nose Kate’s Saloon, it is the best cowboy bar in the west. Kate was believed to be the first prostitute in Tombstone but her biggest claim to fame was that she was also Doc Holliday’s girlfriend. A great place to stop for a beer and a bite to eat, then we drove back to Tucson about an hour north.