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"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything."
- Wyatt Earp

The Gunfight at the OK Corral

OK Corral sign

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Map of downtown Tombstone showing location of OK Corral\

OK corral brochures

"Gunfights Daily" ! Probably could have published this in 1881 and the gunfights would have been Free !

 Yeah Yeah .. I know you were wondering when I was going to get over to the the OK Corral. I've been kinda dragging my boot heels cuz the Earps and the Gunfight at OK Corral is about the biggest event in American Western History. Name a bigger one. Maybe the Alamo or Little Big Horn have equal stature?
Any way you look at it The Gunfight at the OK Corral is Genuine, authentic, unique American History. Americana.

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Depictions in Film 

My Darling Clementine

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gunfight at the ok corral

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Hour of the gun

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tomestone review

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wyatt earp review

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The Real Players

And I can't of any other Western Event that's depicted as an essential climatic element - in 5 different separate movies ? - and mostly of them regarded as Western Classics.
All the more interesting since we know pretty well what the heck is going to happen - and who wins!

Earps and doc

Wyatt Earp, Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp, Doc Holliday

clantons et all

Ike Clanton, Billy Clanton, Billy Claiborne, Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury

Billy Clanton and both McLaury brothers were killed.
Ike and Billy Claiborne ran.

Controversial: The Earp movies seem to portray the Earps as protagonists - albeit somewhat ruthless: But were the Earps right in what they did? or were they just a bunch of thugs wearing badges and legally carrying guns? Did the Clantons et all deserve to be  shot down like dogs by professional gunmen? There are still folks around that think this shootout was outright murder. Not that the Clantons were a bunch of nice folks or anything - as they were rustlers, murderers and robbers to be sure ... but ...

City of Tombstone Ordinance

Well I'm sure they deserved a spanking ... and were asking for it.

OK Corral plaques

And got it.

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