Refined Ladies of 1880s Tombstone

These ladies, dressed as their 1880s counterparts would have, are part of the scene in the Wild West town of Tombstone, Arizona. The Tombstone Vigilantes is a group of local ladies who have become the longest continuous re-enactment group in the southwest. They have formed a non profit organization and perform in Tombstone throughout the year raising money for the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter, the local Food Bank and Senior Center, the Senior Meals on Wheels program, and the Renaissance Program at the Tombstone High School.

John and I visited with these ladies. They and all the other locals we talked to were anxious to tell us us the history and stories of their town. At one point I stood on a corner for about 20 minutes and numerous photo ops and interesting locals just appeared. All the locals had stories! We learned a lot of history of the town in the 3 1/2 days we spent in Tombstone.
Don't they look great Anita, but does she have a Smith & Weston hidden it that wicker basket !!
posted November 21st, 2015  
@philcameron59 She could! It's Tombstone, after all. We were quite amused when, sitting in a small cafe waiting for our waitress to take our order... When she arrived she was wearing a "gun" and holster and a packet of extra bullets at her waist. And, outdoors, a "gunfight" was going on. No one seemed concerned! Again, it's Tombstone. Great little old Wild West USA town.
posted November 21st, 2015  
super capture Anita
posted November 21st, 2015  
Such fun. Imagine the lives the ladies are depicting!
posted November 21st, 2015  
They look like they are enjoying the day. Fun shot.
posted November 21st, 2015  
@thimblelady They made for quite a trio of ambassadors for the town. Definitely do not go unnoticed in their period dress, etc.
posted November 21st, 2015  
@aglennc sadly the wild west seems to have grown elsewhere just lately !
posted November 23rd, 2015  
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