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By Rob Staeger

Relates occasions within the own lifetime of a marshal with nerves of metal, Wyatt Earp, who used to be often called a peacemaker until eventually the gunfight on the O.K. Corral.

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57 C HRONOLOGY 1848 Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp is born in Monmouth, Illinois, on March 19 1849 The Earp family moves to Pella, Iowa 1861 Wyatt tries to enlist in the Union Army to fight in the Civil War, but is stopped by his father 1864 The Earp family moves to California; Wyatt helps defend their wagon train 1870 Wyatt marries Urilla Sutherland in January; she dies that summer. Wyatt is elected constable of Lamar 1871 After leaving Lamar, Wyatt is arrested for stealing horses; the charges are later dropped.

Both Wyatt and Judge William Stilwell felt the law had failed them. ” If these words didn’t inspire what followed, they did at least foretell what lay ahead. On March 18, Morgan and Wyatt were playing pool. Suddenly the saloon door opened and two shots were fired. One bullet took a chunk out of the wall above Wyatt’s head. The other tore into Morgan’s back. Morgan lived for an hour. ” “Yes, and I’ll get them,” said Wyatt. “That’s all I’ll ask. ” And with that, Morgan died. The next day, the Earps and Doc Holliday put Morgan’s body on a train to Tucson.

Eventually, the Clantons surrendered to federal authorities and were returned to Tombstone. The Clantons thought they were surrendering to a charge of mail theft. Instead, they were charged with the attempted murder of Virgil Earp. Ike Clanton’s hat had been found near the shooting. The Clantons went to trial. They were found not guilty of shooting Virgil. Despite the evidence of Ike’s hat, they had too many friends testifying. Each one provided an alibi, saying Ike was somewhere else when it happened.

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