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Tombstone – the Wild West

Tombstone_7495In Southern Arizona there is a town called Tombstone that was created in the 1800’s from a silver boom. This town is the definition of the Wild West and is the site of many movies from its past, including Tombstone, Wyatt Earp and 3:10 to Yuma. In its past Tombstone was home to the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral that took the lives of three cowboys with 30 shots fired in less than 30 seconds.

Now this town is full of history and has live gun fight reenactments in the streets. It is the closest you will get to the old west where everyone is dressed up in old cowboy outfits. It is a must see town. In this town you can also see many filming locations used in the movies. The town had burned down twice so there is not much of the original buildings left but there is still minor props and caves and a lot of history.4stars

I give this town 4 stars because unlike Deadwood, SD it is very kid friendly and there are no casinos. It is very different from any other town I have been to.


A Review of the City of Deadwood in South Dakota

Deadwood, SD sm2Deadwood is a city in South Dakota that was established in 1876 during the Black Hills gold rush. We visited on September 18th to explore the city and discover its history. We learned about famous frontiersman “Buffalo Bill” Cody and other people like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. It is also an old city that has been preserved and was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.

The town was historic looking and cool but it was mostly casinos so there was nothing for someone my age to do. So it wasn’t really that much fun. We Deadwood, SD smwent to a few gift shops to look around and went to a restaurant for dinner. I give Deadwood 1 star out of 5 because unless you are 21, you can only go in to 1starapproximately three shops because everywhere else is gambling.