Saturday, January 15, 2011

Historic Fairbanks

For a few hours today the Fairbank historic townsite was once again under the Spanish crown as it was from 1776 to 1780. The 2nd Catalonian infantry from the Presidio San Agustin de Tucson Garrison occupied the San Pedro River for several hours this beautiful Saturday afternoon.

All the soldiers wore the traditional attire and accessories for this time period.

Their muskets roared and the smell of black gunpowder filled the air.

Moving about 100+ years into the future, the Tombstone Territorial Actors recreated the "Great Fairbank Train Robbery" of February 15, 1900.
1/2 mile from the old townsite, atop a small hill is the original Fairbank Cemetery, circa late 19th century.


  1. ohhhh, we would have liked that ! Did not know about it though....


  2. They'll do it again March 19th. Check out the Sierra Vista Herald or San Pedro Valley News for these less publicized events.