It was settled in the 19th century as a silver mining town, and became notorious for the outlaws who were attracted to the area by the promise of easy riches. Famous individuals associated with the town are the Earp brothers, notably Wyatt Earp, who attempted to enforce the rule of law in the town, resulting in the legendary gunfights which have been immortalized in Western "cowboy" movies.
|Is that six-shooter real, I wonder?|
As we left the town to return to Benson, we passed through a Border Patrol checkpoint. The officer saw the Ontario license plate on our truck, and waved us through, wishing us a Happy Easter.