Famous Boothill Graveyard Souvenir Plate from Tombstone Arizona.
This is a translucent black glass plate with silver trim. One of the last boom towns in America, Tombstone grew into the largest producer of silver in Arizona. Home to 110 saloons and 14 gambling halls, Tombstone was a town ripe for trouble.
Best known for the shootout at the OK Corral the actual gun fight happened in an empty lot on Fremont street. By mid 1880’s the silver mining operations had reached the water table in the area. Requiring pumps to continue mining, then disaster struck. When fire damaged the pumps in 1886 mining companies closed their doors.
Today tourism is the towns source of revenue. Well known for its colorful headstones, Boothill Graveyard also came by its name in a colorful way. It has been said that it was given the name because most of the men buried there died with their boots on.
This Boothill Graveyard Souvenir Plate is decorated with a group of these colorful headstones and silver southwestern trim.
Boothill Graveyard Souvenir Size and Condition
The Boothill Graveyard Souvenir Plate measures 9″ by 7″ and is in excellent condition. The glass has no chips or cracks and the silver designs are fully intact.