National Geographic : 1963 Mar
Fast draw. Fanning his .22 -caliber pistol, an Ar izona gunslinger blazes away in six-hundredths of a second. He uses blank shells. Boothill cemetery in Tombstone marks the end of the trail for three men shot by Marshal Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday in the famous and controversial battle at the OK Corral. KODACHROMES( NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICSOCIETY as a copy of the adobe pueblo of the 1860's but the fruit left a lingering, bitter aftertaste. "The Indians use yucca for just about everything," Lynn Cool said. "They eat it, use it for thread, and even make sandals and baskets out of it." After tasting yucca, I can recommend it for thread and sandals and baskets. The desert was in fine color. Green-barked paloverde trees blazed with yellow blossoms, the mesquite put out pale-yellow catkins, and the salt cedar was a spray of delicate ash pink. Lynn Cool spun his four-wheel-drive truck g off a rutted road into the bed of the Gila River, and we rode in a great sneezing of feath ery dust until we nosed into a grove of mes quite. Cool stopped the jeep near a grave mound formed of black stones, and we got out to stand silently in the hot sun.