I drove the 20 miles to Tombstone today and pretended to be a tourist for a few hours. Tombstone must be having a heck of a tourist season because it was packed again today, was hard to find a place to park. And there were people everywhere. And as I was leaving heading back to Benson there were still plenty of cars heading for Tombstone.
But It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because since Allen Street, which is the main Drag in Tombstone where all the tourist shops are, was so crowded I decided to drive some of the back streets and see parts of Tombstone that most people never see. After all I've probably walked the length of Allen Street more than Wyatt Earp himself .
A lot of people don't realize that the famous shootout at the OK corral didn't happen on Allen Street it was actually on Fremont Street which is the next street over, but if Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers tried to do their famous walk to the OK corral today they would probably be run over by a truck since Fremont Street turned into Highway 80 and is really not a safe place for Wyatt Earp or tourists to be. So most of the tourist shops, shootouts, and OK corral tours are on Allen Street.