Tombstone’s notoriety began with a gunfight…
As many of you no doubt know, we spend a lot of time at our second residence in Tombstone, Arizona. We love the Old West and its history and its ties to Victorian fashion and culture in general. We also support the City of Tombstone’s efforts at sharing its heritage through its various events and activities to include recreations of gunfights with actors firing blanks at one another in a controlled setting.
Part of the Tombstone mystique is the Gunfight at the OK Corral and it fascinates people to this day. Much ink has been spilled analyzing this gunfight in all its various aspects and everyone has their own pet theory on the whys and wherefores.
Unfortunately, Tombstone’s notoriety continues and not always in a good way. Yesterday there was an incident that occurred during a mock gunfight on Allen Street in which live rounds were fired hitting one person was hit and grazing another. Needless to say, this is not what people have in mind when they come to Tombstone to see a slice of the Old West come alive.
The incident is currently under investigation and there is no doubt that safety policies will be reviewed and changed as necessary. We just want to say that we support the town’s efforts to deal with this issue and we believe that gunfights should continue in the future but with proper safety protocols in place. We believe in Tombstone and we wish the best for getting past this unfortunate incident.
Finally, there have been a lot of rumours flying about the internet in the past 12 hours or so. Below is the official statement from the Tombstone Marshal’s Office: