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Around Tombstone:: Ghost Towns and Gunfights (Postcards of America)

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Synopsis:

The communities that once surrounded the infamous Wild West town of Tombstone, including Dos Cabezas, Fairbank, Gleeson, Pearce, Courtland, Charleston, and Milltown, are now mostly ghosts of their former selves. These rich mining towns had promising futures when they were first established, but many experienced only fleeting boom times, like Courtland, a promising copper camp that survived only 12 years. During its short existence, the town of Charleston, founded in 1879 as a milling site for ore from Tombstoneas silver mines, was every bit as wild and rowdy as its neighbor. There was corruption in the region too. Dos Cabezasas Mascot Mine became part one of the largest stock scandals of the time when it was exposed around 1900. Today this fascinating, rough-and-tumble history lives on primarily in faded memories, crumbling remnants on the outskirts of Tombstone, and in vintage photographs gathered together in this volume.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738571072
Author:
Eppinga, Jane
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Southwest
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Looseleaf
Series:
Postcards of America
Series Volume:
POA
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
MISCELLANEOUS
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
15
Dimensions:
6.51x6.11x.21 in. .14 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , The communities that once surrounded the infamous Wild West town of Tombstone, including Dos Cabezas, Fairbank, Gleeson, Pearce, Courtland, Charleston, and Milltown, are now mostly ghosts of their former selves. These rich mining towns had promising futures when they were first established, but many experienced only fleeting boom times, like Courtland, a promising copper camp that survived only 12 years. During its short existence, the town of Charleston, founded in 1879 as a milling site for ore from Tombstoneas silver mines, was every bit as wild and rowdy as its neighbor. There was corruption in the region too. Dos Cabezasas Mascot Mine became part one of the largest stock scandals of the time when it was exposed around 1900. Today this fascinating, rough-and-tumble history lives on primarily in faded memories, crumbling remnants on the outskirts of Tombstone, and in vintage photographs gathered together in this volume.
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