The Deadly History Of This Arizona Town Is Terrifying But True

A few minutes into any Western flick and it’s not difficult to see that history was a bloody one in the Old West. Those days with vigilante runs, stagecoach robberies, and shootouts on the street seem so far away but those events were really just a century or so ago.

With that in mind, did you know some of the bloodiest towns of the Old West were right here in Arizona? That’s right, towns like Tombstone, Holbrook, and Jerome earned reputations for being “wicked” locations full of saloons, brothels, criminals, or (in Holbrook’s case) not a church in sight. However, there’s one fading town that can certainly be considered one of the deadliest in the West.

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