The old Tombstone Court House. I'm boondocked only a couple hundred feet away from this building, and I walk past it every day on my way to Main Street. There's an old legend that the Court House is haunted by the widow of a man who was hung from the gallows in the courtyard behind the courthouse. And his wife took it so hard she committed suicide. Now they say you can hear her crying as you walk by the building at night. I don't believe in such things.... But there are those that do.
The weather turned perfect again, so I went out looking for my mining property in the mountains today, but I couldn't find it. I know it's still there; it's pretty hard to hide a mines tailing piles, they give its location away. There are no road signs, so I have to go by familiar landmarks, but the landmarks have changed over the years, and other roads and Jeep trails have shifted or moved.
So I will have to study up on Google Earth, which I should've done before I went out there, and try finding it again before I leave here. I've got a hankering to sell it, but it's pretty hard to sell a piece of property you can't find.
Since that didn't work, I drove over to Boothill Cemetery and took a few pictures. I've been there a dozen times so I figure while I'm in town I should pay my respects, even though this is the first time I've had to pay to get into the cemetery.
I used to know the folks who had the lease on Boothill Cemetery; the same folks own the world-famous Birdcage Theater in downtown Tombstone, which was featured in the Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Tombstone movie. They, of course, charge to go in the Birdcage Theater, and there's a very successful gift shop in there also.
They have a bustling gift shop at the Boothill Cemetery, which makes a pretty good living for them. And in the past, you had to walk through the gift shop to get into the cemetery, but now I had to walk through a ticket booth, and pay three bucks to get into the Boothill Cemetery. So to me, it's not the money; it's the thought of having to pay to go into a real Cemetery, which turns a sacred place into nothing more than another tourist trap, which bothers me.
I saw this rat Rod parked on the street in Tombstone.
I believe this Rat Rod stays parked here and acts as a mobile billboard for one of the local businesses.
Boothill Cemetery. And yes it is on a hill. There's about 250 people buried here most of them from the late 1800s. There's a new Cemetery a few miles away where folks are still being buried.
I was given a pamphlet when I went into the cemetery and it had a little bit of information on some of the folks buried here so I was able to take these pictures, and have some personal information about the dwellers there in.
The cross reads Brady bros 1883 it seems two brothers were swimming in the nearby San Pedro River when one started to drown the other tried to help, but both brothers were lost. They were 11 and 12.
The headstone reads, Hilly Hickson 1882.
Hilly was a schoolboy that was playing on a pair of homemade stilts, he fell off and hurt his back, but he seemed okay. The next morning he suddenly died.