Lily Absinthe on the Streets of Tombstone

With our responsibilities completed, Lily Absinthe decided to hit the streets of Tombstone to see the sights. The Tombstone Historic District runs for roughly five blocks along Allen Street and because of the Wyatt Earp Days event running this weekend, the places was seriously crowded. Normally, we hate crowds but in the case of Tombstone, it’s a welcome sight because of the tourist dollars that flow into the economy and that in turn is good for the City. After the recession of 2008 – 2011, the City definitely needs a break.

Wyatt Earp Days

We met a lot of friends today, many of them who we only knew on Facebook or other social media and it was nice to be able to talk with all of you. It definitely humanizes all the electronic media that seems to play a major part in our lives.

Lily Absinthe on Allen Street

Lily Absinthe on Allen Street

One of the our most favorite places is the Birdcage Theater, which originally opened on December 26, 1881 (note that is AFTER the gunfight at the OK Corral). The interior is preserved from the 1880s and there is a wide variety of artifacts from the period on display.

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Outside the Birdcage Theater- I have to admit that it’s kind of nice not having to carry a gun.

One of our most favorite artifacts on display at the Birdcage Theater- The”Feejee Mermaid“. This was a popular feature in carnival sideshows during the 19th Century.

Here are a few more views of us in the Birdcage:

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Karin posing in front of the Black Moriah, one of the hearses used to transport the dead from the OK Corral gunfight to Boot Hill Cemetary.

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In front of the main stage at the Birdcage Theater.

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It was a fun day going out and about and we hope to repeat it tomorrow. 🙂

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