OK Corral gunfight: 138 years ago today
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    OK Corral gunfight: 138 years ago today

    At 3:00PM today Arizona time the "Gunfight not-to-far from the OK Corral" happened. Here's the tight little area, as opposed to the five acre size a couple movies made it look like. That metal fence on the left was where the wall of a house was making it even more claustrophobic. And of course that wall in back with the sign wasn't there. When we were there I took the Earp walk depicted in so many films from the street corner by that saloon then left onto Fremont Street to where that wall is. Frank McClaury died in the middle of the street and his brother fell to the left at the next corner.

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    When I was drinking my first cup of coffee and looked at the calendar, something in my old, forgetful brain knew October 26th was significant but I couldn't think of what it was.

    Thanks for the memory nudge,
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    Thank you for the post.

    I was down there once and watched the "re-enactment". A bit cheesy, but still fun too watch (had a photo taken with a couple of the dance hall girls that I sent to the wife thinking I'd make her all jealous. She just sent me back a self video of her laughing somewhat hysterically. A bit of a ego bust, but I had it coming . The show did get me more interested in reading up, and learning about, the actual event. It was very surprising to me that the whole gunfight occurred in extremely tight quarters.
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    In that confined area with all the bullets flyin'...

    it's really a miracle that Wyatt Earp remained unscathed.

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    Throw some horses into that space with all the men and some gun fire and you'd have a hell of a mess in a hurry.

    Lucky the whole bunch of them didn't get shot up.
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    We walked all that earlier this year- interesting at least. Anyone tour the "museum" a few blocks away that has guns/gear from about every famous wild west person/cop/crook? Any insight to the legitimacy of the guns on display? He certainly sells it well.
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    When I was there in 2014...




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    the courthouse has some old guns, was it the birdcage saloon museum?
    the winchester lever post, I've got a pic of a src win94 that came out of a wall of a house they demo'd by boothill in tombstone. jim
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    I just knew you would remember.........



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    Quote Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash View Post
    When I was there in 2014...




    Yep, this is the show (or pretty near like it) that I saw. Took my photos with the "painted ladies" right there in the "saloon" shown.
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