April 15, 2015

Bisbee, Tombstone


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Lavender Pit in Bisbee

Lavender Pit in Bisbee

Bisbee, Arizona

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The Lavender Pit copper mine

The 900-foot deep Lavender Pit is right at the edge of town. It was named for the Phelps Dodge mine manager Harrison M. Lavender.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Old Bisbee fire station

The old Bisbee fire station is in the middle of this row of elegant old buildings at the eastern entrance to town.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Streets above Brewery Gulch

Several tiers of streets climb gradually up the slopes on both sides of Brewery Gulch.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Ok Street in Brewery Gulch

Stairs run up and down the steep slopes from Ok Street to other streets and individual houses.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Muheim Heritage House in Bisbee

The Muheim Heritage House perches on a ledge above Brewery Gulch.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Bars on Brewery Avenue in Bisbee

There are still a few bars, clubs, and restaurants on Brewery Avenue in what was once Bisbee's infamous red light district.

Bisbee, Arizona

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The Brewery in Bisbee

The historic brewery on Brewery Avenue in Bisbee. There are now at least two brew pubs in town.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee

Always the classiest place in town, the Copper Queen Hotel was built by the Phelps Dodge mining company in 1902.

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Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum

The Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum occupies the former Phelps Dodge Corporation headquarters building.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Subway Street Bisbee

Subway Street offers back door access to businesses along Main Street. There is only room for one street of substantial buildings in the narrow canyon bottom, then residential neighborhoods climb the canyon side.

Bisbee, Arizona

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The subway on Bisbee's Subway Street

To rejoin Main Street, Subway Street runs through a narrow gap between buidlings connected by a second story bridge.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Hendricks Gulch under Main Street in Bisbee

Bisbee's Main Street is also Tombstone Canyon Road. It was built alongside and partly over the little stream in Hendricks Gulch.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Commerce Street in Bisbee

Main Street is lined with interesting businesses in the solid old buildings.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Businesses on Commerce Street

Main Street is Bisbee's downtown, the main highway through town has been routed up the slope to the south.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Bisbee's historic Commerce Street

Main Street is lined with substantial historic buildings, most of them renovated and well maintained.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Hospital and YWCA in Bisbee

The former Copper Queen Hospital and the YWCA on Howell Street.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Queen Mine underground tours

Underground tours of the Copper Queen Mine are a popular Bisbee attraction. Electric mine trains go 1500 feet into the historic mine, which was active from the 1880's to 1975.

Bisbee, Arizona

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Doc Holliday's faro table at the Birdcage Saloon

"Doc" Holiday was a professional gambler (and dentist) who played faro at this table during Tombstone's prime in the 1880's. He was friends with Wyatt Earp and participated in the shootout at the O.K. Corral.

Tombstone, Arizona

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Birdcage Theatre piano and stage

The Birdcage Theatre had music and performances, but was primarily a saloon and brothel. The girls welcomed men to 14 "bird cages" hanging on the walls, drawing the curtains for privacy.

Tombstone, Arizona

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Birdcage Theatre displays

One of several recently opened rooms downstairs at the Birdcage Theatre, displaying miscellaneous items from the 1880's.

Tombstone, Arizona

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Birdcage Theatre back room card tables

Card tables and a bar served serious gamblers away from the lively main room at the Birdcage.

Tombstone, Arizona

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Birdcage Theatre lobby

There are said to be 120 bullet holes in the Birdcage, and 25 men were murdered there.

Tombstone, Arizona

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Birdcage Theatre on Allen Street

For eight years the Birdcage Theatre was the wildest saloon in the West. When the mines closed the Birdcage was locked up and nothing was touched, a veritable time capsule. Now it is a museum.

Tombstone, Arizona

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Stagecoaches on Allen Street in Tombstone

Stagecoach rides along Allen Street are popular with families.

Tombstone, Arizona

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Allen Street in Tombstone

Allen Street is closed to traffic and lined with authentic old buildings now devoted to the tourist trade. Actors in period costumes, including a generous number of bad guys, add to the frontier ambience.

Tombstone, Arizona

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O.K. Corral in Tombstone

The gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a thirty second long shootout between lawmen and outlaws in 1881. On the side of the law were Wyatt Earp and his two brothers Virgil and Morgan, joined by their friend gambler "Doc" Holliday. On the other side were Ike Clanton and four of his cowboys.

Tombstone, Arizona

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Tombstone City Hall

Tombstone's city hall was built in 1882 on Fremont Street, the dividing line between bars and brothels to the south on Allen Street, and respectable neighborhoods to the north.

Tombstone, Arizona

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The Tombstone Epitaph

Has there ever been a more appropriate name for a newspaper? The Tombstone Epitaph has been published continuously since 1880, making it the oldest in Arizona.

Tombstone, Arizona

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Tombstone Courthouse

When the courthouse was built in 1882 Tombstone was a boom town of 10,000. By 1886 the silver mines were closing down and the town emptied out.

Tombstone, Arizona

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