of the Old West)
**TOP PICK OF
OUR CROSS-COUNTRY ROADTRIP**
Excerpts from Kristy:
June 7-8, 1998
is one of those great little towns where they capitalize on
their bit of history. What makes it so wonderful is that while
they're trying so hard to restore and commercialize, they
actually create this little community where everybody knows
everyone else. They're polite, friendly and utterly content
in their small corner of the world.
The re-creation of the OK Corral, while not spectacular,
is something that you just have to see if you come to visit.
Chipped statues of Doc Holliday, the Earps, the Clantons and
McLaury pose in the places where the actual gun fight occurred.
If you press a button on a nearby building, the rusty voices
of actors re-enacting the 30-second fight can be heard.
don't pull any punches in Tombstone, the last remaining Crib
(a prostitute's office space) stands nearby with the pertinent
facts (the cowboys didn't take their boots off, it took too
much time). The Bird Cage Saloon features one of the infamous
Fiji Mermaids and a hearse that carried hundreds of Tombstone
residents to Boot Hill Graveyard. They tell you that Doc Holliday
was a drunk and the streets are adorned with little signs
that say things like "Jake Louse was shot dead on this
Tombstone is where our "World's LARGEST and smallest"
obsession began. Tombstone is the proud home of the World's
LARGEST Rosebush, which of course we had to see. Many more
LARGE, small and unusual sights were still to come.