Saturday, October 30, 2021

Tombstone Arizona’s Boot Hill Graveyard

Called “The Tombstone Cemetery”, but better known as the Boot Hill graveyard, this infamous Arizona burial site was used from 1878 to 1884 as the last resting place for some of the town’s first pioneers.

This cemetery reflects the violent times associated with this roaring mining town in the early 1880s. 

Billy Clanton, Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury

These three cowboys are probably the best known residents of Boot Hill.  All three were killed in the shootout at the OK Corral, a gunfight between the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday and the criminal element known as “the cowboys”.


                    Tex Howard

Tex was legally hanged on March 8,1884, having been found guilty of killing several people during the robbery of a store in Bisbee.


 John Heath

Heath was taken from the county jail and lynched by a mob on February 22, 1884.  He was the leader of the gang that killed several people during the robbery of a store in Bisbee.

George Johnson

George Johnson was hanged by mistake.  Johnson innocently bought a stolen horse but was accused of being a horse thief.

Seymour Dye

Thirty five year old Seymour Dye was driving a hay wagon when he was set upon by Indians.

Joseph Ziegler

The twenty seven year old Ziegler was murdered by a fellow miner with whom he had been quarreling.

Lester Moore

Moore worked for Wells Fargo.  He was murdered by a man over a package.