National Affairs: Tombstone

In somnolent, sun-baked Tombstone, Ariz., stands one big busy building, brave relic of the 1880 frontier style of architecture. It is the courthouse of Cochise County. Soon it will be vacant and silent, a marker over the remains of the all but defunct mining town. Last week Cochise County voted two-to-one to move its county seat from Tombstone to bustling, booming Bisbee, where a $450,000 courthouse will be erected.

In 1877 one Ed Schieffelin set out for the Apache-haunted hills of southeastern Arizona. He told inquiring friends that he was "just going out...

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