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Boothilll Graveyard
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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Tombstone
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Boothill Graveyard was the Tombstone City Cemetery from 1878 to 1884. It was not called Boothill until the 1920s. Its occupants ran the spectrum of all the cultures and nationalities of early Tombstone. Cowboys who "died with their boots on" lie next to housewives, business men and women, miners, gamblers, ladies of the "red-light district" and all the famous and not so famous occupants that contributed to Tombstone's early history. By the 1920s, Boothill had fallen into ruin with many grave markers lost or unreadable. A group of citizens in Tombstone and Cochise County began the task of researching old burial records, consulting with relatives, older residents, and using all means available to identify the occupants and mark the graves properly. The task took several years and the efforts of many to accomplish. This resulted in the graveyard being restored much as it was in the early years when it was the city cemetery.
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Graveyard info”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Great way to start the tour of the city, I asked a lot of questions about what I learned here, would have been a great way to end it as well, to tie it all together!

Visited April 2013
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“fantastic piece of history”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Boothill is a must even if youre not a huge western fan. The people who run this place have given some thought in providing education in what could have been just another touist gimmick

Visited April 2013
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“Amazing to be in Boot Hill”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyable hour spent here. Great and fascinating to see the original graves and headstones and the enscriptions! Not very big so easy to see all of it and for a donation ypou can get information of who all the gravestines belonged to. no visit to Tombstone is complete with out a visit to Boot Hill, and its only a ten min walk from town

Visited April 2013
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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“Like no where else”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is the one graveyard you need to see. There is only one with these iconic epitaphs on the markers. A whole list of people found their final resting place here. Very few died of natural causes. shot, hung, murdered, lynched, found, stabbed, etc.

Visited April 2013
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

It is a real cemetary. This is only a small part that is preserved. Has a nice gift shop and restrooms. They also sell fudge. Recommend to stop, doesn't take to long to visit. Closes at dusk.

Visited April 2013
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