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  Re-enactment of Gunfight at O.K. Corral
by Stephen-KarenConn

At O.K. Corral in downtown Tombstone, the most famous gun fight in the old west took place October 26, 1881. It began in the 18-foot-wide lot behind the O.K. Corral next to C.S. Fly's Boarding House and Photo Studio. This inevitable showdown over control of Tombstone climaxed months of threats, romantic rivlaries, stage robberies, pistol whippings, and arrests.

Police Chief Virgil Earp deputized brothers Wyatt and Morgan Earp and Doc Holliday to help him disarm the cowboys who were waiting to confront Doc when he returned to his rented room at Frys.

When the shooting started, unarmed cowboy Ike Clanton ran into Fly's and kept on running. In the next 30 seconds nearly 30 shots were fired. The three cowboys who stood their ground were killed. Both Virgil and Morgan Earp were badly wounded, while Doc Holliday suffered a superficial hip wound. Only Wyatt Earp walked away unscathed

Over the years, several movies have been made about the incident, which is stil controversial in Tombstone. Every afternoon at 2 p.m. there is a re-enactment at O.K. Corral. It will be a highlight of any trip to Tombstone.

Address: 308 E. Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Website: http://www.ok-corral.com

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  • Updated Jan 20, 2005
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