Walk through the Ghost town and be brought back through time. Fairbank was a railroad supply point and stage terminal. The town had about 100 people and a Wells Fargo office, store, restaurant, meat market, saloon, and a mill. Fairbank is actually about 10 miles from Tombstone and was a satellite community to Tombstone who came about due to the construction of New Mexico & Arizona Railroad. This short line were connection between Southern Pacific track in Benson and border town Nogales. There is a maintained old schoolhouse that you can walk through and the kids can get the feel of what it was like to go to a school in the old west. Several well maintained trail to hike and explore by foot or horseback. One trail will take you to the towns old cemetery that is in surprisingly fair condition for not being maintained. So much history came through this small town with many shootouts and At the time of the gunfight near the OK Corral, Fairbank was the railroad rail-head nearest to Tombstone. Following Virgil's ambushing and Morgan Earp's murder in early 1882, it was at Fairbank's train depot that the Earp clan boarded the train with Morgan's body for the trip to California via Tucson. If visiting Tombstone make Fairbank a definite stop on your trip !!!!
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