Tombstone, Arizona

Tombstone, Arizona (HMWP6)

Location: Tombstone, AZ 85638 Cochise County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 42.702', W 110° 3.876'

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"The Town Too Tough To Die"

In 1877 prospector Ed Schieffelin searched for silver in Apache land. He was told he would only find his own tombstone. Schieffelin ignored the advice. The result was a strike worth at least forty million dollars.

This brought not only miners and businessmen, but gamblers, prostitutes and gunmen to the new town. The most famous gunfight in the western history occurred at the OK Corral, October 26, 1881, when the Earps shot it out with the Clantons and the McLaurys.

In 1882 the mines flooded and huge steam pumps were installed. A fire in 1886 destroyed the pumps and operations ceased. In 1901 the mines reopened but boiler problems and flooding again closed the mines.

In 1929 the county seat moved to Bisbee. Tombstone's future was uncertain, but a group of determined citizens coined the phrase "the town too tough to die" and invited the public to come celebrate the town's rowdy past. Tombstone continues to live off a unique and violent past.
HM NumberHMWP6
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1995
Placed ByLost Dutchman chapter 5917 E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12R E 588630 N 3508860
Decimal Degrees31.71170000, -110.06460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 42.702', W 110° 3.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 42' 42.12" N, 110° 3' 52.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600 E Allen St, Tombstone AZ 85638, US
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