Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die!
Don't mess with the Earps! Virgil and Wyatt Earp that is!
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The wild west town of Tombstone, Arizona, "The Town Too Tough to Die," and it won't as long as the tourists bring in their dollars! Tombstone became famous when prospector Ed Schieffelin discovered silver in the nearby hills in 1877. It further made a claim to fame when a certain gunfight broke out at the O.K. Corral involving Wyatt Earp and a dentist turned gunslinger named John Henry "Doc" Holliday.
Today Tombstone is no longer inundated with gunslingers and prospectors but with tourists. Yet you can still encounter the dusty streets, wooden sidewalks and rowdy saloons that remind visitors of once upon a time in the West.
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