These boots are made for walkin'.

Walking up a hill. Boot Hill, to be exact.

Most of you have heard of Boot Hill. It's a fairly common name for cemeteries in the southern and western states that contain graves that date back to the time we call 'The Old West'.

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But, why Boot Hill, and not something more descriptive, like, 'Dead Guy Playground' or something?

The first Boot Hill was located in Dodge City, Kansas. And the men buried there were said to "have dies with their boots on". Meaning they died violently and not from natural causes. So the name Boot Hill was applied.

People moving further west took the idea for calling the town cemetery Boot Hill with them. You can find a Boot Hill in most famous wild west towns, like Deadwood South Dakota, or Tombstone Arizona.

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Most people know about Tombstone. It where they make pizzas. (actually, no. Tombstone pizzas were created in Wisconsin, where they are still produced today). Tombstone is famous because it is where the Earp brothers and 'Doc' Holliday took on the Clantons and McLaurys in the Gunfight at the OK Corral.

Although, I have no idea why they call it the Gunfight at the OK Corral. They didn't do any fighting in the corral. The fight started in a vacant lot a half block away, and ended in the middle of Fremont Street.

I suppose 'Gunfight in the Vacant Lot and Middle of the Street' just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a little doggie I need to git along.