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October 26, 1881, gunshots rang out, men lay dead and the O.K. Corral was forever known as the famous Old West shootout.

Today, gunslinging characters slowly swagger down the boot-worn wooden sidewalks of Tombstone, Arizona. Tipped cowboy hats and plenty of gun twirling make this old Western town come alive, along with women dressed in frilly dancehall costumes saying howdy to the tourists.

Known in the 1880s for prosperous silver and gold mines, Tombstone is now a tourist attraction that brings you back into the era. Locals reenact as miners with hard hats and large picks carried over the shoulder. Saloons with original bar rails and bullet holes in ceilings, as well as nightly ghost tours to the cemetery and other places around town where dead spirits are known to appear, are part of the town character.

We had lunch at Six Gun City, and sitting under the covered patio, ordered burgers and fries while watching a gun reenactment show. Entertaining how the law and gunslingers settled disputes. The characters exchanged a barrage of accusations and threats as loud gunshots rang out. A different type of judicial system!

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nan shartel Nov. 7, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m.

i'd love to see it...maybe this winter ;)


SurfPuppy619 Nov. 7, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m.

Nan, Im with you, woudl lvoe to visit Tombstone.......


SurfPuppy619 Nov. 7, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m.

Contrary to popular belief, Boot Hill cemetery is not filled with gunslingers.

This guy Bob Munden is the fastest gunslinger in history, and he claims that gunslinger shoot outs never happened in the oldwest with a few high profile exceptions-like the OK Corral.

Here is a video of this guy, he is amazing;

. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hujvVm... .


nan shartel Nov. 8, 2010 @ 12:11 p.m.

HFMOG Puppy!!!!

that guys like lightening


nan shartel Nov. 8, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m.

CC...i only know my family for 3 generation...nothing unusual about them except they survive the dust bowl era and the depression on my moms side

and lost a diary herd to TB and went broke on my dad's side...i only know their devastation history...hard times

kinda like what's trying to happen now

the unemployment statistic we're 25% unemployed then..we're only half of that

i am distantly related to Jesse James..like 5th or 6th cousin...most of the peeps back then understood why he robbed trains...but when he switched to banks that was a different story...hard times create hard solutions for some...those guys came out of the Civil War era

hey has anyone seen the documentary "Inside Job"???

i'm definitely gonna try to go to Tombstone..did any of u watch it when it was on HBO???


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