Tombstone Epitaph Museum

Southern Arizona

Pick up your free copy of the Tombstone Epitaph, reporting on the infamous shoot-out, at the historic newspaper office, now a museum showing how the paper was produced in the 1880s. And the name Epitaph? According to the newspaper's first editor, every Tombstone should have one.

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