Southern Arizona Sights

Boot Hill Graveyard

  • U.S. 80 Map It
  • Tombstone
  • Cemetery

Published 11/18/2015

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This graveyard, where the victims of the O.K. Corral shoot-out are buried, is on the northwest corner of town, facing U.S. 80. Chinese names in one section of the "bone orchard" bear testament to the laundry and restaurant workers who came from San Francisco during the height of Tombstone's mining fever. One of the more amusing epitaphs at the cemetery, however, is engraved on the headstone of Wells Fargo agent Lester Moore; it poetically lists the cause of his untimely demise: "Here lies Lester Moore, four slugs from a .44, no les [sic], no more." If you're put off by the commercialism of the place—you enter through a gift shop that sells novelty items in the shape of tombstones—remember that Tombstone itself is the result of crass acquisition.

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U.S. 80, Tombstone, Arizona, 85638, USA

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  • Free
  • Daily 8–6:30

Published 11/18/2015


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