The Cochise County Corral of the Westerners meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Schieffelin Hall on Fremont Street in Tombstone, Arizona. Meetings are free and open to the public, visitors welcomed. Membership per-person is $15 per year. Only one person per family needs to be a member.
There is an optional pre-meeting dinner 5-ish at the Longhorn Restaurant on Allen Street, Tombstone.
Cochise County Corral of the Westerners introductory video.
The Cochise County Corral of the Westerners, the only active corral in Cochise County, is devoted to keeping Western History alive and actively promotes knowledge, research and publication of all that is best in the West. The Corral is organized under Westerners International.
More information about the Corral can be found on Facebook at Cochise County Corral of the Westerners.
Tombstone, Arizona, was founded in 1877 when Ed Schieffelin discovered silver ore. He named the mining district Tombstone because he’d been told all he would find there on what was once Chiricahua Apache Reservation would be his tombstone. His first mine was the Tough Nut because its location was “a tough nut to crack.” He argued with his partners over shares and named that mine involved Contention. His brother, Albert, built Schieffelin Hall with some of his wealth as a theater, shop fronts and Masonic Lodge. King Solomon 5, Lodge of Freemasons, is the first lodge in the Arizona Territory and is the lodge that black-balled Virgil Earp for membership. The “jewels” of the lodge, Masonic regalia, were made from silver mined in Tombstone. Fort Huachuca, an historic cavalry post, is nearby. The Butterfield Overland Mail, emigrant roads to the Pacific and the Southern Pacific Railroad all passed nearby. The area around Tombstone was home to the Chiricahua Apache and much of the Apache Wars were fought right here.
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