The Tombstone Repertory Company will be presenting “Water Rights and Other Wrongs”, a comedy melodrama in two acts by Bob Hoskin. The dates are Saturday Evenings, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 7:00 PM; Sunday Matinees, May 12 & 26 at 3:00 PM. Location in Historic Schieffelin Hall at 4th and Fremonts Streets, Tombstone, AZ.
The Tombstone Vigilettes are hosting the “Become Queen for the Day Contest” on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Starting at 12:00 PM between 5th and 6th on Allen Street. Tickets can be purchase at the Frontier Floral Shop at 20 N 4th Street in Tombstone or on the 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays of May after the Tombstone Vigilettes Fashion Show.
The Wyatt Earp Days Event will be Memorial Day Weekend, starting Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27.
The Daily Nugget Friday
February 17, 1882 # 0120
Notice to Settlers on Lots in Tombstone
The Owners of the Town site Title to lots within original survey of three hundred and twenty (320) acres in Tombstone, desire to say to those who wish to obtain deeds, that the injunction which was sued out against the Tombstone owners has now been finally dissolved, and that there is now no suit or other legal obstacle to making deeds.
The Town site owners have the legal title to the lots. There is under the present of the United States. They and their predecessors in interest located the Town site and paid the United States for the lands entered and patented.
The law of the Territory expressly declares that they shall be considered and held to be occupants, and that statute has been approved by Congress.
The Town site owners are now prepared to sell lots on reasonable and liberal terms.
Deeds can be obtained for less then it will cost to litigate.
Apply to the undersigned, corner Fremont and Sixth Street.
Feb16-th J. S. Clark, Agent.
We are coming up to the second anniversary of our opening at Virgil’s Corner. A lot has happened lately but we managed to weather the storms of life with a whole host of wonderful guests. First, Tombstone has several days of freezing temperatures that caused the water to freeze in the sprinkler system which caused the fire alarm to go haywire. The fire alarm kept the Marshall’s office busy trying to figure out how to turn it off. One of my guests (an ex-fire chief) finally was able to reset the alarm system so he could some sleep. Of course during this, the heat went off in the bedrooms and so the guests were cold until we purchased space heaters to take up the slack. The lastest thing to happen was a burned out element in the hot water heater which was finally repaired after three days of no hot water. Maybe, Virgil’s Corner has turned the corner on repairs and now can get to the business of providing the best place to stay in Tombstone.
Next weekend is Wyatt Earp Days in Tombstone and Virgil’s Corner Bed & Breakfast is going to be full of guests. I am grateful to all of the people who encouraged me along the way and appreciate the folks in Tombstone for a welcome feeling. See you soon in the streets of Tombstone.
Virgil’s Corner Rack Cards are now available. They are beautiful and tell the story of the Bed & Breakfast. Check it out. Diane
Virgil’s Corner is officially open for business. All of the inspectors have given their approval. Our first guests were delightful to host. Everyone in Tombstone seems encouraging. We really appreciate any comments to make Virgil’s Corner a destination people will want to visit.
The Health Inspector and the Building Inspector made a preliminary visit on Friday and are scheduled to return on Tuesday. There are a few minor details to take care of but Virgil’s Corner B & B is soon to be open. The first guests come on Wednesday so we are preparing delicious breakfast menus, getting sheets and towels washed, deciding where the trash cans go, and which shower curtain looks right in each bathroom.
I have had so many great comments on the progress of Virgil’s Corner I am completely blown away. The roof is on and the plumbers are plumbing and the electricians are electrifying. Next week the dry wall will be going up. The rooms are taking shape. Even the gift shop/museum is going to be awesome. The wood I rescued from the original 1880′s house will be incorporated on the interior. Also, the posts will be used as well as some doors in the replica. Keep your eye on this blog for further updates.
It is hard to believe Virgil’s construction project started two months ago. The guys at Giles Construction are so helpful especially Lloyd. My internet connection has not been good since my receiver was torched but some wonderful fans have been writing encouraging emails. Jim Petersen has sent me so much stuff I will have to catalog it. He has sent me little snippets from the various newspaper of Tombstone’s past. I plan to incorporate them into a calender to explain the history of Virgil’s time in Tombstone. I have also heard from Gary McLelland of the Old West History Net. He has maps and photos that will invaluable to keeping the memory of Virgil Earp alive and well. Thanks also goes out to Danni Elridge for considering Virgil as the hero of Tombstone.
Here is what the structure looked like this week.