May 14th, 2012
01:43 PM ET

Tombstone's Water War

By Ann O'Neill, CNN

Tombstone, Arizona (CNN) - There's a popular saying in the American West: Whiskey's for drinking, but water's for fighting over. This dusty little city, made famous by the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, has a dilly of a water fight on its hands.

Tombstone, population 1,400, is suing the federal government - and it is likely to be a landmark legal battle.

Over the years, Tombstone has survived fires and floods and all manner of shiftless varmints. But now, "the town too tough to die" worries it's going to run dry.

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