I think any small town in the American West looked like that place. Tombstone is infamous because of the Earps, and because it has BootHill cemetery, where it was said they buried men with their boots on. I have visited Calico, a ghost town with a silver mining past in California. Walter Knott, of Knott's Berry Farm fame, bought, and restored it in the 1950's. It's three miles from Yermo, where my "outlaw" brother actually lived for years. I don't think the Saguaros would be there, but otherwise, they all look alike. I would describe them as "God-forsaken holes". You're right - it's too soon to jump to conclusions in your case.