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Name: Sue Gilpin
From: Columbia,Mo
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We lived in Gleeson over 40 years ago,when Cal Dixon bought the Bono store and it was a bar and rock shop,they had re-enactments of shootouts in the draw.We met a couple of the actors,Harry and Jenny,they were from Tombstone,retired.We met Billy Gibbons(from zz top)there!We just returned last week only to see everything locked up and blocked off.What a disappointment! we did get to walk around the cemetery.The little adobe we lived in had long since fell down.But we loved that place!
 
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Name: Lon Reeder
From: Tucson, AZ
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I want to thank you, Joe Bono, for the wonderful welcome and time you took to show our club around Gleeson on Feb 25, 2017. The sights and stories were really enjoyed by us all. I expect you'll be getting more visitors as some of our group planned to return with friends to learn more about the history of the area. We wish you continued success in your efforts to fix things up for everyone's enjoyment. Thanks again!

Porsche Club of America, Southern Arizona Region
 
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Name: Dennis Brummitt
From: Sun City, Arizona
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Joe I want to thank you for your hospitality while I visited Gleeson, Saturday 9/10/16. The historical information you provide is exactly what I look for when I travel the roads of Arizona. Tell the Bud Light Guy thax for info going to the other towns off 191 instead of the dirt roads.
Semper Fi from an old Marine Veteran of the VietNam War!!
 
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Name: Ivette and Chuck
From: Sierra Vista
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Joe it was a pleasure meeting you today and thank you so much for your hospitality. We learned a lot about your historic town and was amazed of all the things that occurred in this sleepy town. But I think the biggest highlight for me was that you were Joe Bono's son...Thank you for your hard work in keeping Gleeson alive! Please know that we really appreciate all you've done and I hope that you will be able to save the muriel in your dad's saloon...see you again...
 
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Name: Bob Lipske
From: Hawaii
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I have been a historical buff of all things including the west. This is one of the most impressive, informative websites I have ever "stumbled" upon. Used to wander the SW for years when I lived on the mainland. Superbly done and much appreciated.

Bob
 
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Name: Lynnie
From: Oracle, AZ
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During the 1990s, my husband and I drove one afternoon from Tombstone to see the ghost town of Gleeson and we discovered the abandoned, crumbling remains of the Gleeson Jail. Suddenly we understood the appeal of ghost-towning! There by the side of the dirt road was an actual "adobe-looking" jail (sign included)which was obviously built back in the days of the Old West. We investigated the remains of the building which was in deep disrepair and it was exciting and fascinating to stand inside such a historic link to the past. We encountered some tourists from Germany who were even more dazzled than we were by this authentic link to the past standing wide-open and free to explore. (We had heard that the German people have a fascination with the American Old West and suddenly understood the appeal.) After exploring awhile, we left but the memory of that experience will always stay with me as a rich opportunity to live and travel in the real, old Southwest before it disappeared. Next time we drove to Gleeson (obviously after 2009), we were surprised to find the jail fenced off and the modern repairs and renovations already in progress. Thankfully, someone had the resources to save that little piece of history...But I will always feel blessed to have explored the old Gleeson Jail in its original, crumbling condition as a living link to the Old West.
 
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Name: Yolanda Palomo
From: Az
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My family's life in the U.S. started in the Douglas/Bisbee areas. Navarro. Mom born in Tombstone 1920, but, have found some documents naming Gleeson, Pirtleville. Planning trip in April to visit/research. Any suggestions?
 
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Name: Guido Olimpio
From: Italy
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Great place and great story. Guido
 
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Name: James Cates
From: Launa Beach, CA
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Thanks for hosting our Cates Family Reunion, Ron! That was a real treat and meeting you was especially nice. I really enjoyed our talks and going around a bit together. I hope to see you soon. Jim
 
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Name: David Gleeson
From: London & Tipperary
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Just found out about the town of Gleeson! I think my ancestors come from the same area of Tipperary as John Gleeson.
 
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