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Fairbank, Tombstone

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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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  • September 29, 2017
    The train platform and railroad bed are still there. I found them to be interesting. We were there during the week, so no docents were on site. It would have been more enjoyable with one. Docents ther...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    This was an old town during Tombstones hay day and beyond on the San Pedro River. The old general store and school buildings are still there. It was a railroad terminus. Not far from the famous stage ...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    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 »

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