In the summer of 1877, prospector Ed Schieffelin was working the hills east of the San Pedro River in the southeast portion of the Arizona Territory, when he came across a vein of rich silver ore in a high plateau called Goose Flats. Prior to his discovery, he had told a soldier that he was out collecting rocks and been told that the only type of rock he was likely to find prospecting among the waterless hills and warring Apaches of the area would be his tombstone. When Schieffelin filed his mining claim, he named it Tombstone in honor of the irony of the situation. Our badges of the Old West collection, including this U.S. Marshal Tombstone Badge, replicate surviving examples in detail and feature cast metal construction with solid mounted spring pins. They are great for Western re-enactors, collectors of Western memorabilia, or decor.
- Sturdy fasteners
- Excellent representation
- Zinc alloy die-cast construction
- Height: 2.3 Inches