The Boothill Graveyard wasn't originally on the top of the list of things to do while in Tombstone. We knew we'd be driving down and just spending a few hours there, and we decided to be somewhat selective.
HOWEVER, after asking on Facebook and those people we actually talk to in person at social gatherings what we should do, we found most people have never been. Luckily we finally had my parents pull through with suggestions after spending a day there. They both said the cemetery is historical as well as quite funny, and is one of the few free things you can do in Tombstone. We were sold!
I mean look at this sign, who wouldn't have known pretty instantly that they had made a good choice on a limited time budget?
The whole cemetery is quite amazing- we counted and found only 4 people who had died of natural causes. Everyone else was shot, hung, "death by consumption" (if you don't know what that means email me and I"ll explain it to you if you're 18 or over), committed suicide (and they had no issue calling them out for it), or died of typhoid fever or small pox. Some were gun fights (and they listed who killed them), and some were sketchy bodies found in mines and other strange locations. I felt really bad for the guy who was shot while going to the bathroom. If you go, buy the $3 program they sell, it gives all the stories they have and provides a lot more information than just the tombstones. It was so entertaining to walk through the graveyard and read the stories aloud.
We also hit up the famous graves from the O.K. Corral shootout. Yes, Billy is Bill the Kid.
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