April 09, 2016

Tombstone, Arizona

We left the rig at Benson I-10 RV Park, and drove 22 miles to Tombstone, which was a silver mining boom town in the 19th century. Those were the days of the Wild West, with outlaws on one side and sheriff's deputies on the other. The famous Earp brothers (Wyatt Earp) were on the law enforcement side in Tombstone during that era. The town of Tombstone is now on the National Register of Historic Places, and it has been preserved much as it was 150 years ago.

We happened to visit on the day of the Tombstone annual Parade, and there were many interesting sights to see. Here are a few pictures taken as we walked around the dusty streets past the saloons and interesting shops and eateries.

Beautiful 1960s-era Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Locals in period costume (except for the young lady)

Ancient VW sinking into a sandy grave in the desert

Mexican musicians

US Army band from nearby Fort Huachuca

Lady on a trike

Shetland ponies?

1 comment:

  1. Boy, talk about "Lucking In"; all kinds of activities and sights to see. Enjoy😊