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

Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel

 
 
Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
1. Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel Marker
Inscription. On December 28th of 1881 while crossing 5th St., Virgil Earp was ambushed and shot. Would be assassins hidden in a new building under construction opened fire with shotguns. Virgil was severely wounded. He survived, but lost the use of his left arm. Meyer's Brothers Clothing and the Huachuca Water Co. moved into the new building. Later it became a popular saloon called the Bucket of Blood. In 1909 it was remodeled into a tourist hotel. In 1928 it became the Owl Café and Tourist Hotel. The historic building burned in a fire in 1942, thought to have begun in the cook's quarters. A new building was erected in the 1950's and in the 1970's it became the Longhorn Restaurant.
 
Erected 2005 by Tombstone Restoration Commission. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Location. 31° 42.736′ N, 110° 3.96′ W. Marker is in Tombstone, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is at the intersection of East Allen Street and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Allen Street. Touch for map. Marker is just to the left of the building entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Tombstone AZ 85638, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Marshall Virgil Earp (here, next to this marker); The Oriental Saloon
Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Photo on Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grand Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); M. Calisher General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Curly Bill Brocius (within shouting distance of this marker); Bird Cage Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Tombstone Engine Co. No. 1 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tombstone.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Longhorn Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
3. The Longhorn Restaurant
Marker is just to the left of the building entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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