Charleston, Arizona
"The town that was tougher than Tombstone"

Map of the town


The Clanton's in Charleston...

The Clantons have the honor of being the first boarding house in Charleston as Ike Clanton erected a canvas "hotel" building that was used until more substantial buildings were built.

Newman Haynes "Old Man" Clanton purchased the Clark & Griffin Liquors (saloon) on Nov. 17, 1880 including 2 extra lots (there was a saloon and house on these lots). Including all the liquor and the bar fixures for $200! The two lots purchased were on the west side of Pioneer Street. However his saloon operating days were very short as James "Jawbone" Clark sued for recovery of non-payment on December 3, 1880. Deeds I, 503, Notices of Lis Pendens I, 61, Cochise County Records, Bisbee, AZ.

On April 28 1881, Newman Haynes 'Old Man" Clanton purchased a house on Stove Street from Francisco A. Garcia for $100. Described as Lot # 6 block M (bottom right hand corner of the map) the lot was 25 feet wide, 100 feet long. This house on Stowe St. was lived in by Fin Clanton during 1880-81 when he worked part time for Jimmy Carr as a teamster. The house was probably of adobe construction as most in town were. Fin Clantons house on Stowe Street has long disappeared due to flash floods and soil erosion.

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