How do I get to the site where Johnny Ringo’s body was found?

How do I get to the site where Johnny Ringo’s body was found?

Gerald Schaefer
Aberdeen, Washington

Johnny Ringo’s body was found on the bank of Turkey Creek. Find Sunizona on an Arizona highway map (it’s northeast of Tombstone). Go east on State Route 181 about 12 miles. Where the highway turns north, keep going east on the dirt road to Turkey Creek Canyon. There’s a small ranch near the site. As a courtesy, ask permission to check out the site. They appreciate the gesture.

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Marshall Trimble

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian, board president of the Arizona Historical Society and vice president of the Wild West History Association. His latest book is Arizona’s Outlaws and Lawmen; History Press, 2015. If you have a question, write: Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327 or e-mail him at marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu