We may have. Good for you, tennis shoes and all! I will look for the girl in period dress with tennis shoes and introduce myself.
Not sure what you are asking about the end of Allen Street from 6th to the end. But the section from 6th to about 10th, where the old High School now sits was the old Red Light District filled with high priced brothels to cheap self employed girls. Some of the old cribs are still around town. Two are located, side by side, across the street from the Depot on 10th. Check them out. And those are some of the better ones, ie, larger cribs. Those girls would live and work in the same building and were on "call" anytime, day or night, if there was money to be made. Sometimes the men would line up outside and wait their turn after they were paid for work at the mines. Many of the women died early deaths from drug or alcohol abuse or at the hands of some of the men. The charge for a lady was from $.25 to $20.00 depending on their age and race and particular "talents". Ladies of the Night, in Tombstone, had to be licensed and the money paid to the marshal who would charge according to his opinion of her value. And not all the money was given to the city, some the marshal would keep for his pay for his services. Not a well regulated industry as you can imagine. Most girls took a different name so as not to embarrass their families and when they died, many were buried under that name. So many families had no idea what happened to their family members. Sad life.
Also, at the end of what is now Allen Street and 80 was the location of the first camp called Richmond. But it was determined the land was too hilly to delevop a town site. So the town was established on Goose Flats now Tombstone which was much flatter for building a town.
The views around town are very beautiful especially when it storms.
We may already have meet, with out knowing it. When we came in Jan. I was so excited I went down Allen St. in my blouse,jeans and tennis shoes, to find an 1880s dress. Found one then and there put it ... more
Kate Thanks for your answering my question, it was the one I was looking for, from 6th to the end going east on Allen. all of that area is interesting to me for I will spend the rest of my years... more
My pleasure. I recommend reading, "Tombstone, Too Tough To Die" author, Lynn Bailey. Can be purchased at the Court House and well worth the price. If you haven't learned yet, Ben, as many people are... more
Kate, Thanks so much again for filling me in about the books, I'd heard about Parsons book but have not been able to find it. I'm so happy to find that one and the others , hope it's in the Court... more