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

M. Calisher General Store

1879

 
 
M. Calisher General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
1. M. Calisher General Store Marker
Inscription. M. Calisher was a California company that opened a store in Tombstone in 1879. They sold general merchandise as well as lumber. Eighteen year old David Calisher managed the store. He was a member of a grand jury that indicted William Claiborne for a shooting but was criticized for failure to indict the Earps and Doc Holliday after the gun fight. David incurred the ire of the community when a fire broke out in his store on a night when it had been announced the water would be shut off. Policemen discovered the fire shortly after it began and the firemen contained it quickly, but paper doused with kerosene was found in the building. Without their quick work, the tightly packed businesses could have been destroyed. Hostility ran high towards David and he was charged with arson. In spite of the circumstantial evidence David was acquitted of arson, bur he left Tombstone shortly thereafter. E.T. Hardy and Co. moved into the location. There have been many tenants over the year, but this historic location remains.
 
Erected 2009 by Tombstone Restoration Commission. (Marker Number 31.)
 
Location. 31° 42.73′ N, 110° 3.921′ W. Marker is in Tombstone, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on East Allen Street, on the
M. Calisher General Store image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
2. M. Calisher General Store
left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 518 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. Curly Bill Brocius (a few steps from this marker); Bird Cage Theatre (a few steps from this marker); The Oriental Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); City Marshall Virgil Earp (within shouting distance of this marker); Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Tombstone, Arizona (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tombstone Engine Co. No. 1 (about 400 feet away); Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tombstone.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
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 724 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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