Saturday, January 29, 2011

Boothill Graveyard

Boot Hill (or Boothill) is the name for any number of cemeteries, chiefly in the American West. During the 19th century it was a common name for the burial grounds of gunfighters, or those who "died with their boots on" (i.e., violently). Also, Boot Hill graves were made for people who died in a strange town without assets for a funeral, known more formally as paupers' graves. -Wiki

Boothill Graveyard

One of the most famous Boothill cemeteries is located in Tombstone, Arizona. It holds a lot of famous Wild West people. I don't really like to describe a cemetery as "entertaining", but this one certainly was. Check out the slide show. Read the grave stones!



Geocachers: There is a Mystery Cache there... which I must have screwed up the numbers on, cause I didn't find it. ;-)

7 comments:

  1. wow, that looks like a fascinating place to visit!

    great pics.

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  2. I have a book somewhere with funny (but true!) tombstone sayings, many from this cemetery. It's fun that they've kept this cemetery up as a tourist place, making sure the print stays legible so everything can be read. Great photos, too!

    My brother-in-law's name is Les Moore, so we tease him about being killed by a 44, No Les, No More. :)

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  3. Great Pics!


    Just hike

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  4. So cool! That looks like a great place to visit!

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  5. That looks like such fun! Historical places like that can be so great to visit.

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  6. Very good photo story. Sorry you didn't find the mystery cache, but bet you don't give up. It looks too complicated for me!

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  7. Even tho' I love to explore cemeteries, that really is quite an unusual place!!

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