Tombstone LbNA # 15877
|Owner||Kristal & Ron |
|Placed Date||Jun 17 2005|
|Found By||The J Clan |
|Last Update||Jul 3 2014 |
*** Needs a new logbook, if anyone can spare one! ***
No visit to historic Tombstone, AZ is complete without a stop at the world-famous Boothill graveyard. Although only used from 1878-84, some of the Wild West’s most recognizable characters are buried here, along with several of this old mining camp’s first pioneers. Lawmen and the lawless, men of the camp and ladies of the night, farmhands, shop owners, and even a few children of these settlers have their eternal resting places on this windswept hill overlooking the Dragoon Mountains.
After decades of private ownership, the City of Tombstone recently took over maintenance of this property and made it a city park. It is now free to enter, but for a $2 donation you get a handout that gives insight into the 250 permanent residents and how they arrived here.
After paying your respects in the main graveyard, take the little dirt road down the hill a short distance. You’ll find the Tombstone Letterbox in a pile of large rocks, just outside the NW corner of the fence surrounding the old Jewish cemetery and memorial. (Be sure to get all three sides of the stamp image!)