Above, an example of the “hardships” pioneers faced in the South Western United States over 100 years ago.
Above, the scenery changed drastically shortly after I crossed the New Mexico – Arizona State Line!
Above, the famous Western Town of Tombstone, Arizona. It’s amazing how a 30 second gunfight at the OK Corral put this dusty little mining town on the map for the last 130 years!
Below, the Famous Bird Cage Theater in Tombstone, Arizona.
Above, some of the Old West sights from Tombstone, Arizona.
Below, the Cochise County Courthouse in Tombstone, Arizona, now a museum.
Above, the entrance to the OKCorral in Tombstone, Arizona. I did’t enter the courtyard where the gunfight took place. I decided after reading the details at the Museum that I had enough information!
Below, a young cowboy pauses to let me take his picture on the street. He like many of the “cowboy-actors” are not originally from Tombstone but came there because of their love of the old west.
Below, Big Nose Kate’s Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona.
After a few hours in Tombstone, I had enough of 6 shooters and cowboys and decided to go visit Bisbee, Arizona a much different town! Bisbee landed on the map after the discovery of one of the richest copper mines in history. After the mines closed in the early 1970s the town started to become a mecca for artists!
Above and below, the Lavender Mine in Bisbee, Arizona. Known as the “Queen of Copper Mines” in its day because of how profitable it was!