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Photograph of the Tombstone Sheriff was taken at Tombstone, Arizona, during Helldorado Days 2010.


It could not have been easy, living in Tombstone in 1881. Like Tombstone itself, the term Helldorado refused to die. It became the name of a celebration in 1929, and Arizonans have been celebrating the event just about every year since.
The festival will have re-enactments, shootouts, a parade, an 1880 fashion show, Indian dancers, a carnival, music and contests. It also is about the time of year that the historic fight at the O.K. Corral took place. The gun battle made Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday household names. At the time, Tombstone had become so lawless that President Chester A. Arthur considered declaring martial law, according to the city’s website. Things settled down after that, and Tombstone became the county seat. In 1929, the year of the stock-market crash and the first Helldorado celebration, the county seat was moved to Bisbee.
by Ron Dungan – Oct. 8, 2010 01:29 PM The Arizona Republic.

Tombstone was founded in 1877 by a prospector named Ed Schieffelin. Ed was staying at what was then called Camp Huachuca as part of a scouting expedition against the Chiricahua Apaches. During his time there he would venture out into the wilderness “looking for rocks”, all the while ignoring the warnings he received from the soldiers at the camp. They would tell 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.


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  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture of the sheriff. I have one of the Marshall of Dodge City Kansas.

  • Thanks Ciana

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  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much Trish.

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  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Lovely Work ..!!

  • Thank you very much for your comment vaggypar!

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  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    October 30, 2010

  • Teresa thank you very much for this feature. I’m very honored and thrilled. Thanks again. Lucinda

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  • Matsumoto
    Matsumotoover 3 years ago

    Great capture.

  • Matsumoto thank you very much for your wonderful comments.

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  • eyeland
    eyelandover 3 years ago

    Great moment frozen in time. Thank you for the history. Food for the eyes and brain.

  • Eyeland thank you very much for your comments. Much appreciated. Lucinda

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    Vikki Shedden ...over 3 years ago

    Congratulations, this picture has been voted in a top-ten place in the "Cowgirls and Cowboys challenge ":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/random-photogra... and being actually one of the top ten runner-ups, it will also be featured on the group overview page

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  • saltbushbill thank you very much for the feature! WOW top ten winner – thanks! Thanks also to those that voted for my photo. I’m honored. Lucinda

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  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Trish great news. Thanks much!

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