There is a spirited ambiance to the Old West. There is a clopping arrival of horses, dusty clouds of the Pony Express, and gunslinging cowboys lining the streets. The vast, untouched land, with promises of silver in the hills, lured them. Saloons, gambling and brothels kept them.
Tombstone, AZ, a town notorious for the gunfight at the O.K Corral, is still known today as “The Town to Tough to Die”. Maybe it is just the horses tied to the wooden plank at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon, or the intimidation of the cowboys that make it fun.
I don’t know.
I DO know it is real. It is the epitome, and even the romance of the Old West. Hollywood will proudly walk you through movie sets of famous westerns, while Tombstone will walk you through the streets that the movies are about. There is time to delve into the curious love affair of Big Nose Kate and Doc Holliday, and there will NOT be the time to brave the haunted Birdcage Theater…for me. And the haunted brothels? Hmmm.
Did I say ambiance?
Just try to understand the speculation behind rock-covered grave of Johnny Ringo, IF you can find it.
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