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Welcome to the podcast that takes you back in time to Tombstone, Arizona. Listen as historian Sherry Monahan shares the inside stories of the "Town Too Tough to Die." 


Topics will include anything and everything about this historic western town, but will often include food or drink since that's Sherry's passion.

Nov 24, 2021

Sherry talks about how merchants played a role in Thanksgiving preparations. She also talks about the tradition of early shopping!

She also shares another "side of Allie Earp."

In honor of Thanksgiving, Sherry is sharing this recipe for cranberry sauce.

Cranberry Sauce

Serves 4-6


2 cups water

4 cups fresh cranberries

2 orange peels

2 cups sugar

1/2 juice of an orange


Bring the water, cranberries, and orange peel to a boil in a large pot. Continue to boil until the skins of the berries have broken. At that point, add the sugar and orange juice and reduce the heat to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Chill before serving.


Recipe adapted from Yuma’s, The Arizona Sentinel, November 14, 1885.


Learn more about Sherry and her books by visiting her website

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