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Fairbank, Tombstone

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Ghost Town Tourist Spot
Fairbank is a ghost town in Cochise County, Arizona, next to the San Pedro River. First settled in 1881, Fairbank was the closest rail stop to nearby Tombstone, which made it an important location in the development of southeastern Arizona. The town was named for Chicago investor Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank who partially financed the railroad, and was the founder of the Grand Central Mining Company, which had an interest in the silver mines in Tombstone. Today Fairbank is located within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (San Pedro RNCA).
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  • After we finish with our weekend to Tombstone, I took a detour to pass Fairbank, its a cool abandon town, great for a quick visit.  more »
  • Fairbank is a historic 'ghost town' along the San Pedro river. It dates from the Tombstone mining days. The old school house is now a small museum and gift shop. The area is very easy access and hikin...  more »
  • Several walking trails that take you back in time. Visit the cemetery up on the hill and walk along the river.  more »

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Tombstone may bill itself as the "Town Too Tough to Die," but there's nothing too tough about its accommodations. This frontier town offers a good selection of affordable inns and small motels providing every comfort of home in or near the historic central district. Most of the town's bed and breakfasts provide cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and access to a private swimming pool. For a more rustic "Wild West" experience, pitch a tent at one of Tombstone's campgrounds.
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