This is the story of Tombstone, Arizona Territory during the wild Old West. Ben Traywick starts us with the founding of the town by Ed Schieffelin and takes us through its silver mine heyday during the time when the Earps were around. He wraps things up in boothill where many a Tombstone resident also ended.
Black & white historical photos. Twenty-seven of the most colorful accounts of Tombstone in its heyday. Soft Cover: 223 pages
As a sequel to The Chronicles of Tombstone Ben Traywick deals with more of the colorful characters who made Southeast Arizona one of the wildest areas of the Old West. These are men and women you will never forget.
Black & white historical photos. Many more of those colorful characters from Southeastern Arizona history. Soft Cover: 229 pages
When Ben Traywick arrived in Tombstone back in 1968, he noticed the historical documents were gradually disappearing. So he began a program of copying them. This book contains pictures of early Tombstone and legal documents that historians have used for their stories and movies about Tombstone.
Numerous documents, photos, letters, city records, licenses of boomtown days. See what the town and people looked like in the violent years. Soft Cover: 190 pages
Everyone who visits Tombstone has to stop by boothill and visit the graves of the people they have read and viewed movies about. Ben Traywick walks the grounds of the famous graveyard and tells the stories of the early Tombstone residents that have the interesting epitaphs on their grave stones.
Black and white historical photos and documents.
Soft Cover: 175 pages $23.50 - includes shipping and handling
With no effort at maintaining social and political correctness, Ben Traywick tells the account of the Earp years in Tombstone taken from the history that he has accumulated during his thirty years writing about the subject. There are blank spots in this history. Drawing from his knowledge and experience, Ben fills in some of these holes as he feels they actually happened.
Black and white historical photos.
Tombstone's violent years as told by the city historian of Tombstone.
Soft Cover: 260 pages $28.50 - includes shipping and handling
As with all boomtowns, Tombstone had its share of soiled doves. Ben Traywick tells us about the life they lived. As with all scandalous publications, Ben names names and produces arrest information as well as pictures.
How the "ladies of the night" lived and died in boomtown Tombstone. Many photos and documents.
Soft Cover: 100 pages $23.50 - includes shipping and handling
Although he might not be as well known as some other characters from the 1880’s Tombstone, it was Camillus Fly who photographed the history of the time and area. If there was a social event, lynching or fire, Camillus Fly was there to document it. This book is packed with pictures.
Contains a history of Fly and numerous photos by him, many never published before.
Soft Cover: 105 pages $21.50 - includes shipping and handling
When “Old Man” Clanton moved his family west, to survive it was necessary for him to be a fighter and lone wolf. Ben Traywick has captured the history of this adventurous and interesting family as it really happened. And, many times, the truth is stranger than fiction.
It provides much documented information about Tombstone’s second most famous family, including plenty of facts about Clantons before and after the turbulent Tombstone years.
Soft Cover: 257 pages $28.50 - includes shipping and handling
The Yuma Territorial Prison was known for its harshness as a house of detention for some of the worst criminals. What isn’t known is that of the 3,069 prisoners who ended up behind the bars, 29 of them were women. Ben Traywick tells their story for the first time.
Incidentally, many were sentenced for crimes that if tried today would be found innocent.
Soft Cover: 202 pages $18.50 - includes shipping and handling
Although Wyatt Earp has the notoriety as a Tombstone lawman, it was actually a man aptly named Slaughter, after Wyatt left, who tamed Cochise County and Tombstone. Ben Traywick takes John Slaughter through his life as lawman and cattleman.
Tombstone's John Slaughter - a man of iron, a loner, silent, dangerous and deadly.
Soft Cover: 186 pages $23.50 - includes shipping and handling
There is no stretch of country anywhere that has more stories of lost silver and gold mines than that of southeast Arizona and northeast Sonora. There are towns without people and churches without congregations. Ben tells their stories so well that the reader feels as if he can reach out and touch them.
Ghost towns of Cochise County and lost treasures and mines in Arizona and Sonora.
Soft Cover: 199 pages $21.50 - includes shipping and handling
Ben and Mary Traywick take a trip south of the border to write about the ancient civilization of Mexico that compares to those of China and Egypt. The reader will be both intrigued and spellbound as Ben and Mary tell about Aztec emperors and Oaxaca Indians.
Explanations of unusual men and events that abound in Mexico.
Soft Cover: 146 pages $18.50 - includes shipping and handling
Tombstone of the 1880’s had a reputation for gunfights and boisterous activity. It also boasted a reputation as a gourmet outpost. It’s from this tradition that Mary Traywick, Ben’s wife, has prepared her book, Fiery Foods from Tombstone. The book also contains pictures of Tombstone 1880 restaurants and menus.
Recipes passed verbally from mother to daughter since the time of the conquistadors.
Soft Cover: 129 pages $18.50 - includes shipping and handling