Good 44º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday we started somewhat cloudy and they came and went...
We warmed to 85º.
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing....
Interesting about Tombstone AZ....
Tombstone is a historic city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, founded in 1877 by prospector Ed Schieffelin in what was then Pima County, Arizona Territory. It became one of the last boomtowns in the American frontier. The town grew significantly into the mid-1880s as the local mines produced $40 to $85 million in silver bullion, the largest productive silver district in Arizona. Its population grew from 100 to around 14,000 in less than seven years. It is best known as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and presently draws most of its revenue from tourism.
The town was established on a mesa above the Goodenough Mine. Within two years of its founding, although far distant from any other metropolitan area, Tombstone had a bowling alley, four churches, an ice house, a school, two banks, three newspapers, and an ice cream parlor, alongside 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, and numerous dance halls and brothels. All of these businesses were situated among and atop many silver mines. The gentlemen and ladies of Tombstone attended operas presented by visiting acting troupes at the Schieffelin Hall opera house, while the miners and cowboys saw shows at the Bird Cage Theatre and brothel.
When Cochise County was formed from the eastern portion of Pima County on February 1, 1881, Tombstone became the new county seat. Telegraph service to the town was established that same month. In early March 1880, the Schieffelins' Tombstone Mining and Milling Company which owned the original Goodenough Mine and the nearby Tough Nut Mine (among others), was sold to investors from Philadelphia. Two months later, it was reported that the Tough Nut Mine was working a vein of silver ore 90 feet (27 m) across that assayed at $170 per ton, with some ore assaying at $22,000 a ton.
On the evening of March 15, 1881, three Cowboys attempted to rob a Kinnear & Company stagecoach carrying $26,000 in silver bullion (about $689,000 in today's dollars) en route from Tombstone to Benson, Arizona, the nearest railroad freight terminal. Near Drew's Station, just outside Contention City, the popular and well-known driver Eli "Budd" Philpot and a passenger named Peter Roerig riding in the rear dickey seat were both shot and killed. Deputy U.S. Marshal Virgil Earp and his temporary deputies and brothers Wyatt Earp and Morgan Earp pursued the Cowboys suspected of the murders. This set off a chain of events that culminated on October 26, 1881, in a gunfight in a vacant lot owned by famous photographer C. S. Fly near, not in or at the O. K. Corral, during which the lawmen and Doc Holliday killed Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, and Billy Clanton.
The gunfight was the result of a personal, family, and political feud. Two months later on the evening of December 28, 1881, Virgil Earp was ambushed and seriously wounded on the streets of Tombstone by hidden assailants shooting from the second story of an unfinished building. Although identified, the suspects provided witnesses who supplied alibis, and the men were not prosecuted. On March 18, 1882, Morgan Earp was killed by a shot that struck his spine as Wyatt looked on late at night while Morgan was playing billiards at 10:00 p.m. at Campbell & Hatch on Tombstone's main drag — Allen Street — in the heart of its still current downtown. Once again, the assailants were named but escaped arrest due to legal technicalities. Wyatt Earp, concluding that legal justice was out of reach, but with warrants obtained via the U. S. Marshal's Office, led a posse that pursued and killed four of the men they held responsible on what became known as the Earp Vendetta Ride.
After the Earp family left Arizona in early 1882, shortly after the attempted murder of Tombstone Marshal Virgil Earp on 28 December 1881, following the infamous gunfight of 26 October 1881, and murder of Deputy Marshal Morgan Earp on 18 March 1882, much of the Cowboy related crime subsided. John Slaughter was elected Cochise County Sheriff in 1886 and served two terms. He hired Burt Alford, who as a 15-year-old boy had witnessed the shootout between the Earps and cowboys. Alford served very effectively for three years until he began to drink heavily and began to associate with outlaws, as had Earp era County Sheriff Johnny Behan, a close friend and constant protector of the law-breaking Clanton family and their friends.
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My mom and her family were living in Bisbee Arizona. My grandfather was a mining engineer in the Copper Queen Mine. My dad was passing through the area, met my mom, and they eloped to Tombstone and got married there in 1926.
From Donna the Slow Roasted Italian
Pizza Tortellini Salad
- 1 (19 ounce) bag frozen cheese tortellini
- 1 English cucumber, cut into quarters and sliced
- 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 16 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 ounces cooked bacon, chopped
- 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
- 8 ounces mozzarella, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 (5 ounce) package mini pepperoni
- 1 ounce shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- 1/2 cup light tasting olive oil
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook tortellini according to directions on the package. Drain and set add to a large serving bowl.
- Combine dressing ingredients in a pint size mason jar. Seal and shake the living tar out of it. Pour half of the dressing over the warm pasta and toss to combine.
- Add the remaining salad ingredients to the bowl and toss until well coated. Serve immediate or refrigerate until ready to serve. I like to reserve some of the basil and pepperoni to scatter on top when serving.
- Salad is excellent the next day. This is a fantastic make ahead salad. When making ahead, use 1/2 of the dressing when preparing the salad. Reserve the remaining dressing to pour over the salad before you serve. If you use all of the dressing initially your pasta may soak up all the dressing.
Historically this date......
1886 – The U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.
1924 – The U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
1997 – In Denver, Colorado, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was executed four years later.
2012 – The former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
And births this date include...
1731 – Martha Washington, American wife of George Washington, 1st First Lady of the United States (d. 1802)
1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, Romanian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)
1937 – Sally Kellerman, American actress and singer
1938 – Ron Ely, American actor
1941 – Stacy Keach, American actor and producer
(I met him once at the Pomona Gun Show. Adam Henry! So in love with himself!)
About 6:30 last night the moon was out.....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo