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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Shootout at the OK Corral

This Day in History: October 26, 1881

The Cowboy
Taken in 1888 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer

This Day in History

What is it about the early days of the American West that people find so facilitating? Killing in the streets occurred regularly and hangings were public displays of capital punishment. The law and the lawless constantly battled over cattle, sheep, horses, water rights and land. Bandits or nortorious outlaws were as common as bandaids along with Old West Scoundrels, Outlaw Gangs and Vigilantes.

Cowboys, Tombstone and Wyatt Earp were destined to collide and by the spring of 1881, it was apparent they were already on that collision course. The most famous gunfight showdown in history featured thirty shots fired in thirty seconds leaving three cowboys dead along with Virgil and Morgan Earp wounded.



Wyatt Earp starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid & Gene Hackman (1994)

Related articles:

Wyatt Earp: Tombstonian http://www.tombstonetimes.com/stories/wyatt.html

PROFILES OF THE "COWBOYS" http://www.bignosekates.info/history5.htmlv


  1. Westerns were my favorites growing up--I wanted to be a cowboy, not a cowgirl lol. I still love a good western movie or book but there are few and far between these days. Thanks for the memories!

    1. I loved playing cowboys and Indians! My daddy's sawhorses were the best ride in town! Of course, the BEST movies were the Westerns:>)

  2. Tombstone Arizona's Cowboys.