The gunfight at OK corral

We dedicated today to visiting TombstoneTombstone is a city in Cochise CountyArizonaUnited States, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then the Arizona Territory and is the site of the famous gunfight at OK Corral. Tombstone is 70 miles south of Tucson and well worth the trip. Without tourism there would be no Tombstone,

We even had a ride in a stage coach. This one was only pulled by two horses but still gave us a good feel of what it was like to be transported in the old west. The coach would have carried eleven people and their luggage . The trip from San Fransisco was 22 days and two and half days from Tombstone to Tucson, the closest railhead to Tombstone. Most coaches were pulled by six or eight horses that were changed along the way.

All in all this was a fun day and very interesting.

Footnote: Apologies for delay in posting, the wireless in La Quinta San Diego was a bit flaky so I waited until we got the San Francisco to post. Watch this space for posts in our stay in San Diego

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