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Tombstone in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor

1881

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
1. Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor Marker
Inscription. Bob Hatch and John Campbell opened a billiard parlor in 1880. Bob Hatch was a colorful character and an amateur thespian. It was said he kept a jar of frogs on the counter as their croaking helped him predict the weather. He followed the Earps to the famous gunfight, assisted in removing the gun from dying Billy Clanton's hand, and testified at the hearing. A few months later, he was playing a game of billiards with Morgan Earp when the back window was shattered by a gunshot and Morgan fell, mortally wounded, and died within the hour. Hatch ran for sheriff in 1885, but was defeated by John Slaughter. Campbell ran several saloons in Tombstone and served as a city councilman for a number of years. The saloon and billiard parlor burned in the 1882 fire and was one of the first to rebuild. Prohibition closed all the saloons in 1914. This area deteriorated badly in the following years. In 1945, this old building was remodeled for a new business. This is one of Tombstone's historic buildings.
 
Erected 2009 by Tombstone Restoration Commission. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Location. 31° 42.755′ N, 110° 3.991′ W. Marker is in Tombstone, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on East Allen Street, on the left when traveling
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east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 412 East Allen Street, Tombstone AZ 85638, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grand Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); City Marshall Virgil Earp (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oriental Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Can Can Restaurant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cochise County Bank (about 300 feet away); Rose Tree (about 300 feet away); M. Calisher General Store (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tombstone.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
3. Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,112 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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