A Quick Stop On A Long Journey

Tombstone McDonalds

The McDonald’s of its day – in Tombstone, Arizona.

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About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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12 Responses to A Quick Stop On A Long Journey

  1. gypsy97 says:

    The Chuckwagon Eatery probably had better food than McDonalds!

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  2. Shirley Nordenberg says:

    I haven’t seen this ! where is it located? Another place to explore in our own back yard!

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  3. I just love these small places. No doubt it’s wayyy better than any McDonald’s!

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    • judilyn says:

      I’m guessing that it served its last meal nearly a hundred years ago. Because of the dryness out here, many buildings don’t look much different than what I presume they looked like then. The house right next to the courthouse has a lot of now dormant plants in the yard, but it is warming up, and they are starting to come to life. The resident was out with a hose bringing the plants back to life, while her four little black and white dogs were prancing around enjoying the out of doors. I don’t know what kind of dogs they were – too small to be Jack Russell Terriers, but maybe some kind of miniature rat terriers. I didn’t take a picture of them – seemed too invasive for a private citizen. I should have gone to talk to her and asked permission. Next time I will be more brave.

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  4. Can you imagine all the things that went on in that building – all the conversations between the travelers? And I wonder what the menu offered.

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    • judilyn says:

      Good points! I didn’t even think of those things!! But you’re so very right? What, indeed, were the topics of the day? We can only guess from what we see in movies and television. I expect the menu might have been somewhat limited because of the time it took to get anything, let alone perishable food, from the larger cities out here to the boonies. I don’t know if some produce was grown around here during those times. Maybe more land was under planting with agricultural things. Guess I need to do some research. ;-> Thanks for bringing up these interesting aspects.

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  5. Interesting place. The track is so close–people must’ve had to stop their conversations when the train went through. Love the color of the building & the dirt.

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    • judilyn says:

      I don’t know if that building has been moved, or if the tracks were someplace further away at the time, but that is a very good point! You see pictures of trains that close to stations, so I guess it is possible that that is really the way it was. I don’t think very many of the buildings have been moved there, but I’m not a student of Tombstone history. I know there is some story about the underground tunnels under the streets there. I should go look it up. Thanks for the push! ;->

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