Guided History Hikes: Fairbank

Address
9800 E. Highway 90
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Phone
(520) 508-4445
Website
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Event Start
1:00 PM on Dec 22, 2018
Event End
2:30 PM on Dec 22, 2018

Join our docents for a history hike at Fairbank, an important transportation hub during the silver boom in and around Tombstone. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hours; it entails a quarter mile walk around the town on roads or walkways and a .8 mile (total) walk to the town cemetery down a rough trail, to include a short, rocky, uphill stretch. The tour of the town site will include the restored schoolhouse, the mercantile building, the town cemetery, and other remnants of this historic railroad town. Fairbank was the longest-lasting ghost town along the San Pedro River, with occupation spanning 1881 to 1972. The tour will focus on the many colorful events and personalities of the town.

When: 1 PM

Where: Hike departs from the Fairbank Schoolhouse.

Admission: Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.

For additional information, please call (520) 417-6960 or (520) 508-4445.

Event Start
1:00 PM on Saturday, December 22, 2018
Event End
2:30 PM on Saturday, December 22, 2018
Location
Fairbank Historic Townsite

Basic Directions

From Interstate 10: Go south on Hwy 90 about 18.5 miles to Hwy 82 and turn left (east). Travel about 10 miles to the entrance on the left (north) side of the road (just east of the San Pedro River)

From Sierra Vista: From the Bypass, go north on Hwy 90 about 8 miles to Hwy 82 and turn right (east). Travel about 10 miles to the entrance on the left (north) side of the road (just east of the San Pedro River)

The Fairbank parking area is about .5 mile east of the San Pedro River on Highway 82, between Tombstone and Whetstone.

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