M. Calisher General Store

M. Calisher General Store (HMWPQ)

Location: Tombstone, AZ 85638 Cochise County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 42.73', W 110° 3.921'

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1879

M. Calisher was a California company that opened a store in Tombstone in 1879. They sold general merchandise as well as lumber. Eighteen year old David Calisher managed the store. He was a member of a grand jury that indicted William Claiborne for a shooting but was criticized for failure to indict the Earps and Doc Holliday after the gun fight. David incurred the ire of the community when a fire broke out in his store on a night when it had been announced the water would be shut off. Policemen discovered the fire shortly after it began and the firemen contained it quickly, but paper doused with kerosene was found in the building. Without their quick work, the tightly packed businesses could have been destroyed. Hostility ran high towards David and he was charged with arson. In spite of the circumstantial evidence David was acquitted of arson, bur he left Tombstone shortly thereafter. E.T. Hardy and Co. moved into the location. There have been many tenants over the year, but this historic location remains.
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HM NumberHMWPQ
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Marker Number31
Year Placed2009
Placed ByTombstone Restoration Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12R E 588559 N 3508911
Decimal Degrees31.71216667, -110.06535000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 42.73', W 110° 3.921'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 42' 43.80" N, 110° 3' 55.26" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 520 E Allen St, Tombstone AZ 85638, US
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