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Beyond the Earps and the OK Corral: Tombstone’s hidden sophistication (access required)

Tombstone enjoyed a level of sophistication unknown in most Arizona towns. The one-story building in this photograph, partially obscured by the “Assay Office” sign, was the Tombstone Public Library. Tucson, the largest city in the territory, had no library in the early 1880s.Posed on Freemont Street during the 1880s, these gentlemen — some are in ...

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