A Quick Stop On A Long Journey

Tombstone McDonalds

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

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!


  2. Shirley Nordenberg says:

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


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


    • 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.


  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.


    • 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.


  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.


    • 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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