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5 Towns With Spooky Names
Looking for a way to get into the spooky spirit of the season? Check out these communities that take a cue from their unusual names and put on some hauntingly happening Halloweens.
Tombstone, AZ: 5 Towns With Spooky Names
Tombstone is one gold rush-era "ghost town" that
isn't, well, a total ghost town. With a year-round population of about
1,500 (the town's motto is "The Town Too Tough to Die"), Tombstone
hits its stride around Halloween, when travelers descend on the town to
celebrate "Helldorado Days," which began as an anniversary
commemorating the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral (it went down Oct.
26, 1881). The annual event features a variety of Old West-themed
activities and is usually held the third weekend in October. While
you're whooping it up Old West-style, don't forget to visit Big Nose
Kate's Saloon to buy tickets for the "Gunfighter and Ghost Tour,"
featuring Tombstone's "most haunted" destinations, and check out famous
Boothill Cemetery (pictured), where many of the outlaw gunslingers --
and their victims -- are buried.
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