Saturday, March 22, 2014

Book - The Last Gunfight

by Jeff Guinn

The Real Story of the Shootout at the O. K. Corral - and how it changed the American West

The shootout actually took place at a location near the O. K. Corral (a small horse corral) in a vacant lot next to a photography studio.

Tombstone, Arizona Territory
26 October 1881

A deadly shootout erupted between lawmen Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp, Doc Holliday, and cowboys Billy Claiborne, Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, Ike Clanton, and Billy Clanton.

Virgil Earp was the Town Marshal, his brother Morgan was the Assistant Town Marshal, and their brother Wyatt had been named temporary lawman. They were aided by friend Doc Holliday whom Virgil had designated a temporary marshal.

The cowboys were two sets of brothers, the Clantons and the McLaurys, and their friend Billy Claiborne.

The book includes family backgrounds as well as the settlement of Tombstone.

The author attempts to separate the myths from facts of this famous incident which lasted about 30 seconds.

It also includes photographs of early Tombstone and of the members of the Earp, Clanton, and McLaury families, plus Doc Holliday. A map of Tombstone and a general location map are also included.

 Tombstone, Arizona Territory

Tombstone Historic District

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