The Grand Hotel

 

The first structure erected in what would become Tombstone.  Described as a mansion built of mud carraja poles (stalks of the agave plant).  In September of 1880, a new, 3 story, adobe structure, The Grand Hotel, opened for business.  It boasted all the luxury and comfort 1880 had to offer; an arched entrance, Brussels carpets, black walnut staircases, oil paintings, an elegant dining room and walnut and silk furniture throughout this beautiful hotel.  

The prestigious Tombstone Club occupied the second floor.  It featured the finest liquor, cigars and apartments!

John Behan, the soon to become corrupt Sheriff, was a bartender here and it quickly became the Cowboy hangout.  Personal story; coin rolled off table, front door opens, Swamper!!!

 

 

 

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