Marie's Engaging Bed & Breakfast
101 N 4th St, PO Box 744, Tombstone, Arizona, 85638, United States
More about Tombstone
The Crystal Palace today
Main Street in Tombstone
Ride in a covered wagon?
another shoot out
WE were in the Longhorn Pub 2 winters ago from Canada. What I would like to know is the recipe they used for the Prickly Pear Margarita. What was the name of the Prickly Pear stuff also. The drink was wonderful as well as the whole dining at the Longhorn. Wish it was alot closer to Canada.
Re: Recipe ?
I don't know about getting the recipe, but prickly pear anything is usually a heavily-sweetened version of the prickly pear fruit, which is available from a regional cactus at certain times of the year. You see it as an ingredient in places in Arizona occasionally, but it doesn't actually add a ton of flavor because there's not much there. Usually places put mango, orange or some other fruit in "prickly pear" items to give it more flavor.
Re: Recipe ?
have you tried to google? about 30,200 for Prickly Pear Margarita
Re: Recipe ?
It would have been made with prickly pear syrup. You can buy the syrup online. There is even a margarita recipe on this website:
Travel Tips for Tombstone
Something that surprised me was the number of beautifully intricate stained glass pieces around Tombstone. People take these decorations for granted, but these pieces take weeks or months to make! ...And they're everywhere here.
I've visited a lot of European Churches where gorgeous stained glass panes, hundreds of years old, stretch from floor to ceiling. But I have to admit that it's refreshing to see such colourful scenes for once not depicting saints, sheep herders, angels, and nativity scenes. Nope, these stained glass panes are all about cowboys, gunfights, poker hands, and madames.
I've read that stained glass was often imported to the Wild West in order to bring a sense of comfort and civility to the frontier towns. It reminded the pioneers of the big cities and old cultures that they came from. So, stained glass in this part of the country is a fairly old tradition.
Personally, I'm very curious to know who made these--whether there is a big stained glass enthusiast living in Tombstone or whether they were commissioned from elsewhere.
There are a lot of pieces displayed in the front windows and inside Big Nose Kate's on Allen Street. Be sure to take the time to appreciate these great works of art!
Official Tombstone Vistitor Center
There is a very nice Visitor Center operated by the Chamber of Comerce at the corner of 4th and Allen Streets, in the center of downtown Tombstone. Here you will find an information desk, restrooms, and brochures about Tombstone and area attractions.
Tombstone Chamber of Commerce
Tombstone, AZ 85638
Welcome to Tombstone
Actors in the streets
One can distinguish a tourist from a local because of his clothes. Most inhabitants of Tombstone, working in the tourist areas, are dressed like in the days of the gold diggers. Very nice. It adds to the ambiance.
Getting Layed in Big Nose Kate's Tombstone
After Karen's photo session with Wyatt Earp it was my turn. Of course, this could be listed as a "tourist trap," but we weren't trapped at all. We were having great fun. "Wyatt Earp" gave me a long cowboy coat, red bandana and hat, stood me in a coffin, and placed a sign in front saying "I got lay'd in Big Nose Kate's Tombstone." Here's the picture.
By the time we finished these photos our order was at our table and we saw others having their photos taken while we were enjoying lunch.
Vigilante justice then, perfomances now
There is a large, colorful stained glass with writing "VIGILANTE JUSTICE" in the famous Big Nose Kate's Saloon in Tombstone. At first I didn't know that English word "vigilante." But I asked at the saloon and got to know that a vigilante is someone who takes enforcement of law or moral code into their own hands. So, this term is frequently applied to those citizens who "take the law into their own hands," meting out "frontier justice" when they perceive that the actions of established authorities are insufficient.
Early American West including Tombstone is perfect example of vigilante justice. Although in most contexts the term vigilante is pejorative, in many instances throughout history when laws were enforced ineffectively, where officials were corrupt or where there was no established law it became necessary for private citizens to step in and fill the gap. Though the Old West is often seen as being unusually violent, some argue that the Old West was "a far more civilized, more peaceful and safer place than American society today." I don't know, Tombstone looks like a very safe place day and night now.
Nowaday, Tombstone Vigilantes is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an Old West atmosphere in Tombstone. They give performances on Allen Street every second, fourth, and fifth Sunday of the month at 11.45 am.