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The story of Tombstone, Arizona.
In Arizona, there is a
town that has been said it’s, “too tough to die.” This town is
Tombstone, Arizona and it is steeped in history. This town is the
home of famous landmarks such as the OK Corral and Boot Hill
Graveyard. This was a common resting place of many cowboys that were
making their way through town and for some it was the final resting
place. Not only are the streets still filled with historic
landmarks, they are also filled with many lingering spirits that
don’t seem to want to leave.
In Tombstone, Arizona, it’s said that
the streets themselves are haunted. One spirit that still sticks
around is that of Marshal Fred White. On October 28, 1880, Curly
Bill Brocius and the other members of the Clanton Gang where
shooting their ammunition around town solely for fun. Marshal White
unfortunately got in the way of their bullets. Brocius and his pals
were very respectful of White and generally were quick to stop with
their antics whenever he asked so, the bullet was not actually meant
for White. White had gone to stop the shooting when a bullet hit him
in the groin. The resulting wound was not thought to be fatal and it
was believed that White would recover fine. However, it was a short
two days later that he died. He is now thought to haunt the area
where he received the fatal blow. Back in his day, this was simply
an empty lot but the Bird Cage Theatre was built on the lot one year
Another cowboy spirit is known to roam
the streets. This spirit is believed to be Virgil Earp as he is only
seen in the area where Earp was shot in the arm and wounded for
life. He wears a long, black coat and when he is seen, he is
crossing the street although he never makes it across.
There are conflicting beliefs on who
the woman is that wears a long, white gown and walks the streets.
One belief is that she is the mother of a child who died from yellow
fever in the 1880s. It’s thought that she soon after took her own
life because she was stricken with grief over the loss of her child.
Others believe that she ran a brothel in town and was hanged for her
wrongdoings. Those who believe this also believe that she is looking
for those that had a hand in killing her.
There were many reasons for deaths in
Tombstone, Arizona in the 1800s. Not only were the cowboys and their
ensuing fights and draws reason for many deaths, it was also burned
by two terrible fires. Forty people lost their lives to these fires
and the entire business area of the town was completely burned.
There’s no doubt that Tombstone, Arizona saw many deaths in its day
so it’s no wonder that so many spirits remain lingering around
today. The spirits that were there during the fires are said to
appear with horrible burns on them. It’s also been said that often
smoke and the smell of various items burning can also be smelled for
Tombstone in 1891
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