Friday, December 31, 2010

~~Arizona, the Wild, Wild West~~ (part one)

Arizona creates so many "bucket list" opportunities.  I think the only thing it doesn't have to offer is ocean front property (just ask George Strait about that).  

Tombstone, founded in 1877 by prospector Ed Schieffelin, who staying at what was then called Camp Huachuca (wa-chu-ka) as part of a scouting expedition against the Chiricahua (chir-i-cow-uh) Apaches.   During his time there he ventured out into the wilderness "looking for rocks,"  ignoring the warnings he received from the soldiers at the camp.   They told him, "Ed, the only stone you will find out there will be your tombstone".   Well, Ed did find his stone. And it was Silver.  So, remembering the words of warning from the soldiers, he named his first mine The Tombstone.


1 comment:

Jon said...

I love Tombstone and the fascinating story behind it.
That sign for politicians should be in Washington DC!