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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Tombstone, Arizona Historical Markers

Bird Cage Theatre and Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
Bird Cage Theatre and Marker
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Bird Cage Theatre
This structure has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States Department of the Interior for its archives at the Library of Congress. — Map (db m48526) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 1 — Boothill Graveyard 1878-1884
This Tombstone Cemetery gives mute testimony to the hardships of Western frontier life. The people buried here were housewives, painted ladies, outlaws, gamblers, miners, business men and women, blacksmiths, cowboys and those "who died with their . . . — Map (db m27926) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Boothill Graveyard and Jewish Memorial 1879
Buried here are the remains of Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, Billy Clanton - killed in Earp Clanton battle Oct 26, 1881. Dan Dowd, Red Sample, Bill DeLancy, Dan Kelly: Tex Howard hanged legally by Sheriff Ward for Bisbee massacre Mar 1884, John . . . — Map (db m100173) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 18 — Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor 1881
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 . . . — Map (db m48516) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 14 — Can Can Restaurant 1879
The Can Can Restaurant was established in 1879 by Quong Kee. It was one of Tombstone's best known restaurants. In 1886 it was purchased by John Henninger who turned it into a first class eating establishment. It had a number of proprietors until . . . — Map (db m48513) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — City Marshall Virgil Earp
Virgil Earp was ambushed here and crippled for life as an aftermath of the OK battle-Dec 28, 1881 — Map (db m61873) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 15 — Cochise County Bank 1881
The first business in Tombstone was opened on this corner by J.B. Allen. In 1879 it was purchased by Phillip Smith who opened the Pioneer Store and an agency of the Pima County Bank within the store. When Cochise County was established, Smith . . . — Map (db m48514) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 33 — Curly Bill Brocius
Curly Bill Brocius killed Marshal Fred White here on October 28th, 1880. — Map (db m53408) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Edward Schieffelin 1847-1897
The son of a miner, Ed learned everything about prospecting from his father, except how to strike it rich! For twenty years, Ed prospected the west. He tried the "regular life," but after 18 months remarked: "No better off than I was prospecting, . . . — Map (db m27933) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Tombstone, Arizona
Dedicated May 30, 1887 In Memory of the Comrades of Burnside Post G.A.R. — Map (db m33141) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 31 — M. Calisher General Store 1879
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 . . . — Map (db m48528) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 28 — Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel
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. . . . — Map (db m48517) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 35 — Rose Tree Museum
In 1934, Robert Ripley declares the Rose Bush the World's Largest in the Newspaper column "Believe it or Not". The fire of May 26th, 1882, destroyed the dwellings located here. In 1885, Mrs. Amelia Adamson built the Cochise House . . . — Map (db m93399) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Sacred Heart Church 1881-1945
In 1881, Nellie Cashman aided in building an adobe structure which served as a combination church and rectory; the first Pastor was Father Emmanuel P. Schneider. Another church was built in 1882 and Bishop John B. Salpointe dedicated it in 1883. The . . . — Map (db m27916) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 38 — Southern Pacific Train Depot 1903
The railroad reached Tucson in March of 1880. Richard Grid had a railroad spike crafted of solid silver from the Toughnut Mine. It was presented to the President of the Southern Pacific Railroad as an inducement to bring a railroad spur to . . . — Map (db m53401) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — St. Paul's Episcopal Church Built on this site 1882
The First Protestant Church in Arizona Territory under the direction of Endicott Peabody who conducted the first services in this building on June 18, 1882. The structure is of hand formed adobe brick, stuccoed in 1970 to protect the adobe. The . . . — Map (db m27920) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 20 — The Grand Hotel Opened in 1880
In September of 1880 a new adobe structure, the Grand Hotel, opened for business. It boasted all the luxury and comfort that 1880 had to offer. It displayed Brussels carpets, a black walnut baluster, walnut furniture and rare oil paintings. John . . . — Map (db m48515) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 27 — The Oriental Saloon 1880
The Oriental Saloon was opened in 1880 by Milton Joyce with the gaming concessions run by Lou Rickenbaugh. The Epitaph News described it as "the most elegantly furnished saloon this side of the Golden Gate". Wyatt Earp bought a share of the gaming . . . — Map (db m48524) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Tombstone City Hall Opened in 1882
Architect Frank Walker designed this building in Victorian style adapted to Western Territorial. It is constructed of fired red brick. It has been in continuous service since 1882 for Mayors, Marshals and official city offices. In the 1880s it . . . — Map (db m27918) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 36 — Tombstone Engine Co. No. 1 1881
The devastating fires of 1881 and 1882 brought major changes to the Tombstone Fire Department. A new fire station was completed in 1881, a new Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. was formed, and a new water source was obtained. Thirty six miles of fifteen . . . — Map (db m53403) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Tombstone, Arizona "The Town Too Tough To Die"
In 1877 prospector Ed Schieffelin searched for silver in Apache land. He was told he would only find his own tombstone. Schieffelin ignored the advice. The result was a strike worth at least forty million dollars. This brought not only miners . . . — Map (db m48507) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Veterans Pioneers Settlers
In Memory of Unidentified Veterans Pioneers Settlers — Map (db m27924) HM

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