It is time to say goodbye to historic Tombstone, Arizona… with a quick stop at the Boot Hill cemetery on the way out of town.
So, adios, Tombstone, with your weird mix of history and tourist trap.
I enjoyed my little visit. I love history. It explains how we ended up as we are.
Real history happened in this town.
And now people are making money on that history. Which is fine. Without all those famous Western figures and what they did in Tombstone, I doubt many people would take the time to detour over and visit the town.
So you have to pay to get into Boot Hill.
Which I didn’t.
I took some photos over the fence.
I supported the local economy by paying to get into the Birdcage Theater.
But all those people under that sandy, rocky ground, they were a part of history. Now, with no other words to distract you, some views of the desert in Arizona and New Mexico…