My Favorite Haunted Places in Arizona

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This past year, I spent several months training at Fort Huachuca in southern Arizona. While there, I was able to visit several very interesting places, including the town of Tombstone. I loved visiting Tombstone for its history and the authentic feel of being in the “Wild West.” Tombstone, however, is a bit overplayed in the […]

The Ruins of Millville and Charleston

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] In their heyday, the dual towns of Millville and Charleston in southeastern Arizona had a lawless reputation. Located on opposite sides of the San Pedro River, about nine miles southwest of Tombstone, Millville and Charleston were home to some of the Wild West’s most notorious figures. Outlaw Frank Stilwell, for example, once owned a […]

The Southwestern Ghost Town of Fairbank

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] A forgotten cemetery on a sun-baked hill in the desert, rattlesnakes coiled on an old wooden porch, and tumbleweed drifting through dusty, abandoned streets all bring to mind the quintessential southwestern ghost town. Located off State Route 82 along the San Pedro River in Cochise County, Arizona, Fairbank is just such a ghost town. […]

Haunted Tombstone Revisited

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] I first visited Tombstone in 2009, which was a dream come true for this fan of old Westerns. Even though I was born in 1981, I was raised on TV shows like Rawhide and Bonanza. I never had the opportunity to travel out west until after graduate school. When I did, some friends from Phoenix […]

Echoes from the Past Haunt Tombstone’s Bird Cage Theater

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] The Bird Cage Theater at 535 E. Allen Street in Tombstone, Arizona, is one of the only surviving buildings from Tombstone’s Wild West days, the rest having been destroyed by two fires that swept through the town in 1881 and 1882. The Bird Cage Theater opened in 1881 and closed in 1889. In those […]

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