Preservation: Saving the Neighborhood

Cleaning Up Tombstone

 

The great dirt experiment is over in Tombstone, Arizona.

A few years ago, dirt was laid down on Allen Street in an effort to make the legendary lane more authentic. Then merchants complained that the sand was getting into their places of business.

In June, Mayor Dusty Escapule, with his ironic first name, hired city employees to make a clean sweep of Allen. The dirt was moved to a lower parking lot to help build slopes. Cost: $3,500—and some historic authenticity.

520-457-2202 – CityOfTombstone.com

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