|Much of Arizona's history happened in Cochise County.
When Tombstone was "cleaned-up" many of the outlaws migrated to the town of Galleyville in the Chiricahua mountains. There were little communities everywhere with long distances between them. It was pretty easy to get by with murder... or worse. Douglas was the last of the rip-roaring western towns where the six-shooter reigned and dance hall girls, gambling and other sordid industries prevailed. The town, beginning in 1900, was overrun with all kinds of illegal activities and by 1902 the Arizona Rangers were called in to clean it up. By the Rangers admission, "Douglas was tougher than Tombstone ever hoped to be".
Stop and think; it wasn't very long ago.........
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