Stepping back in time.

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We took a little side trip south to Tombstone, AZ to the town where the OK Corral was made famous.  Early in American history this was one of the biggest cities west on the Mississippi.  And it was here that the Earps and the Clantons had their famous gunfight.  We spent about an hour strolling the small original area of town.  But we didn’t stay long enough to see the reenactment that is staged every coupe of hours.  Besides, we had seen it done many times before at different places, and of course in the movies and on television.  No need to spend $7.50 per person for that.  And to make the whole thing even worse, they have the OK Corral inside a buidling now, or at least behind a wall.  So you can't even see the famous corral without paying the price.  That's a little TOO commercial for me.  I did get few cute shots, including one in front of a saloon. 


The last time I remember seeing a cowboy shoot-out I was at Knott’s Berry Farm in Orange County, California, and one of the shooters who I had not noticed previously was standing right off my left shoulder pulled his gun and shot another cowboy off the top of a three story saloon.  Of course it was a blank, but the noise was so loud it almost broke my eardrum and it was unexpected.

Andy99 says:
(I know the proprietors of the OK Corral. They do operate it as an attraction.)
Posted on: Jun 10, 2008
vances says:
lol - someone needs to cast a 'spell' on you!
Posted on: May 31, 2008
X_Drive says:
Hey, I only found that I missspellled it tree thymes, that's knot two badd four an old goat like me. :) Thanks, Vance.
Posted on: May 31, 2008
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