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Tombstone is a historic western city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then Pima County, Arizona Territory. It was one of the last wide-open frontier boomtowns in the American Old West. The town prospered from about 1877 to 1890, during which time the town's mines produced US$40 to $85 million in silver bullion, the largest productive silver district in Arizona. Its population grew from 100 to around 14,000 in less than seven years. It is best known as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and now draws most of its revenue from tourism. The town was established on a mesa above the Tough Nut Mine. Within two years of its founding, although far distant from any other metropolitan area, Tombstone boasted a bowling alley, four churches, an ice house, a school, two banks, three newspapers, and an ice cream parlor, alongside 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, and numerous dance halls and brothels. All of these were situated among and on top of a large number of dirty, hardscrabble mines. The gentlemen and ladies of Tombstone attended operas presented by visiting acting troupes at the Schieffelin Hall opera house, while the miners and cowboys saw shows at the Bird Cage Theatre, "the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast". Under the surface were tensions that grew into deadly conflict. The mining capitalists and the townspeople were largely Republicans from the Northern states. Many of the ranchers (some of whom—like the Clantons—were also rustlers and/or other criminal varieties) were Confederate sympathizers and Democrats. The booming city was only 30 miles (48 km) from the U.S.–Mexico border and was an open market for beef stolen from ranches in Sonora, Mexico, by a loosely organized band of outlaws known as The Cowboys. The Earp brothers—Virgil, Wyatt, Morgan and Warren—arrived in December 1879 and mid-1880. They had ongoing conflicts with Ike and Billy Clanton, Frank and Tom McLaury, and other Cowboys members. The Cowboys repeatedly threatened the Earps over many months until the conflict escalated into a confrontation that turned into a shootout on 26 October, 1881. The now-famous Hollywood-ized Gunfight is portrayed as occurring at the O.K. Corral, but the actual gun fight was on Fremont Street a block or two away from the O.K. Corral. In the mid-1880s, the silver mines penetrated the water table and the mining companies made significant investments in specialized pumps. A fire in 1886 destroyed the Grand Central hoist and the pumping plant, and it was unprofitable to rebuild the costly pumps. The city nearly became a ghost town, saved only because it was the Cochise County seat until 1929. The city's population dwindled to a low of 646 in 1910, but it was 1,380 in 2010. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

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This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Tombstone in United States is an ideal destination for a vacation! This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Tucson, United States. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Tucson for its bountiful attractions like Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, Pima Air & Space Museum on your trip to Tombstone. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Davis-monthan Air Force Base, Tucson International Airport. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Tombstone.

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Facts and Stats for Tombstone*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tombstone

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    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Tombstone: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tombstone for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tombstone.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Tombstone - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 83.82 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 78.78 (High)
    • Pollution Index 13.79 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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