Let's Talk About Tombstone's

The Marion Webster Dictionary
defines Tombstone as;

: a stone that marks the place where a dead person is buried and that usually has the person's name and birth and death dates on it : headstone, gravestone:

: a town in south eastern Arizona. Tombstone is a historic western city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then Pima County, Arizona Territory. It was one of the last wide-open frontier boomtowns in the American Old West. The town prospered from about 1877 to 1890, during which time the town's mines produced US$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 draws most of its revenue from tourism.

: the nickname and reputation earned by Tommaso Bennetti Pietra lad of Sicilian heritage.  By the of age of twenty-three had killed four men in duels as a result of his gambling abilities in card games around San Francisco and Sacramento, California.  Having been born and raised in Sicily, violence and vendetta were a way of life that he had grown accustomed to almost from birth. Young Tommaso was extremely adept in the use of knife, sword and pistol.  It was his heritage. 

As his reputation grew, Tommaso made two decisions that would change his life forever. The first was changing his Sicilian birth name.  He had grown callused as well as accustomed, almost from birth, to the ethnic slurs. Slurs such as greaser or meat ball that had been directed toward him since his arrival in San Francisco at the age of thirteen. With changing his habits, his style of dress, and moving to Virginia City, Nevada he felt a change of name was also warranted.  At age twenty three in the midst of a blizzard in the Washoe mountains Tommaso Bennetti Pietra ceased to exist and Thomas Bennett Stone was born.  It was shortly there-after that people began calling him "Tom B". Eventually a local newspaper publisher made a typeset error and put it all together as he was describing a gun fight in which "Tom B" was the survivor. The typeset error and Tom B became TomBStone.  It was early the next morning Tom B Stone, became Tombstone and the legend was born.  Wherever he went it became "Tombstone-Territory". 
The First Western since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969
     Welcome to your                     "Tombstone"
        Compliments of            Tom B. Stone.
Claudia's theme Courtesy of Warner Bros. and
Clint Eastwood Composer

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