April 4th, 2011 by Boot Hill Hearse under Boot Hill News

We’re often asked why we chose Boot Hill (or Boothill) as the name for our unique burial tribute service.

During the 19th century, gunfighters that “died with their boots on” (a.k.a violently) were commonly buried in graves in the towns in which they died.  These were pauper’s graves and the towns buried the gunfighters as cheaply as possible as they had no family to take care of the  details.

The actual Boot Hill Graveyard is  located in Tombstone, Arizona and is home to the graves of three men killed during the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

But for us, Boot Hill represents those strong enough to forge their own way on their own terms. The end of the trail, the end of the road and the beginning of the next journey for those strong of will, strong of spirit and strong on adventure.

Boot Hill Hearse provides carriage to the final resting place of those souls too strong to be forgotten and we are proud to be a part of their journey.

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