There were no "good guy's" present that day.I live in Tombstone for part of the year .. it’s a very interesting and charming place if you like old west history... I can tell you that a lot of locals there don’t care for the Earps and the legacy of controversy that the gunfight created lives on to this day.
The buildings from left to right in the above painting ..If memory is working . El Papago cash store, Bauer’s meat store, Flys boarding house, Harwood house... I don’t think the participants of the gunfight were that spread out like the painting depicted... I read that they were less than 10 feet away from each other when the shooting started and stopped.
Gunfight at OK Corral sure sounds better than those alternatives
This photo was taken from Fremont Street, and features the vacant lot located between the little house formerly owned by William A. Harwood (still present on the right,) and the former location of the Boarding House operated by Mollie Fly. (In back of which was located Camillius Fly’s Photographic Studio.) By the time this photo had been taken (sometime in the 1940’s,) Harwood’s House was decrepit, and Fly’s Boarding House and Photographic Studio, was long gone.
Interesting to know, thanks.The only thing left of Bauer’s meat market store now is the outline of it on the concrete block stucco wall where the police park their cars.
On January 14, 1881, Leslie sent a letter to the Colt firearms company.
Gentlemen I want a pistol as follows. Colts Frontier Model to take Winchester Cartridges 44 Cal., the revolver to have a twelve (12) inch barrel, browned, superior finished throughout with carved ivory handle, also send scabbard or belt with everything complete for carrying & cleaning the Pistol answer soon as convenient, stating price and when I can have Pistol by Wells Fargo & Cos. and oblige.
My Colt Buntline posted earlier has a 12” barrel with a Colt address and an 1882 serial number, but this doesn’t make it Frank Leslie’s gun. The letter reads like a fake and I would want to see either something from Colt or the letter itself.I believe Buckskin Frank Leslie ordered a 12-inch Colt on January 14, 1881.
He supposedly wrote the following;
That's why I wrote "supposedly."My Colt Buntline posted earlier has a 12” barrel with a Colt address and an 1882 serial number, but this doesn’t make it Frank Leslie’s gun. The letter reads like a fake and I would want to see either something from Colt or the letter itself.