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“Historic Tombstone Epitaph”

The Tombstone Epitaph
Ranked #8 of 32 things to do in Tombstone
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Owner description: The office of the Old West's most famous newspaper.
Elwood, Illinois
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95 reviews
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“Historic Tombstone Epitaph”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Well the lady working was very kind and friendly. She provided us with our paper after the gun fight. We walked through to see the old printing machines and displays. If you are a history buff then you will enjoy. Take the time to read the information. It is very clean and not cramped.

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Nice to see a display on typesetting.”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Interesting for kids to see that not all newspapers are online. We enjoyed our visit and talking with the lady there.

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“My Favorite Place in Tombstone”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

I could not be more biased. I love this place and the history it has shared for well over 100 years. From the original presses and typesets to the un-retouched photos and lithos adorning the walls, every inch of this humble adobe building swells with the wealth of historic information found nowhere else in the west. The original founder and editor John Clum is easily a much more colorful and influential westerner than any inhabitant of Tombstone ever was, and was according to a brash young Teddy Roosevelt the most important "type of fellow we need to settle our westward boundaries!" Perhaps someday before he is entirely forgotten, history will serve him better. Regardless however, a trip to Tombstone must include a rewarding stop to this icon of the west

Visited July 2013
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Alta Loma, California
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“Part of the History”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

In addition to the historical aspect with John Clum and the Earp Brothers, if you have any interest in printing methods and old newspapers you will find this an enjoyable little museum.

Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Wonderful Place”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Had a great time in Tombstone and made a point to go see one of the oldest newspapers in Arizona. The lady at the counter was friendly and helpful, telling me where I might find the Tombstone Archives (also a great place). When you are at the Epitaph take a look at the old Printing press that was so heavy, it had to come by ship and look at the old printing equipment. A trip to Tombstone is truly fun but don't miss the Epitaph. I bought a years subscription. As a history teacher I was enchanted by all the old newspaper editions

Visited June 2013
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