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In the 1800s, Tombstone was a rowdy silver-mining camp and the scene of a famous gunfight that enhanced its wicked reputation. When the rich silver mines were tapped out, Tombstone managed to survive and lived up to its motto, "The Town Too Tough to Die." The movie industry enhanced this wild reputation by portraying legendary gunfights at the O.K. Corral—which never actually took place at that location. For many years, the town has used its history to attract visitors by giving them a sense of life in the Old West. This volume includes many of the postcards tourists mailed home depicting romanticized and legendary views of Tombstone.
ISBN: 9780738579337
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 177
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Jane Eppinga's writing has won numerous awards, including the 1995 C. Leland Sonnichsen Award for the best paper in the Journal of Arizona History. Her books in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series on Arizona towns include Tucson, Nogales, Apache Junction, and Tombstone.
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