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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Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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