Wyatt Earp is perhaps the most storied figure of the Old West, but he was also an accomplished gunslinger who was greatly feared by the bandits of the time
Above, Mattie Blaylock, one of Wyatt Earp’s wives (whom he deserted). She became a prostitute in Globe, Arizona after Earp left her. She later (1888) died in Pinal, Arizona, of an overdose of Laudanum, a suicide.
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Wyatt Earp - In March 1881, he set out to find a posse of cowboys who had robbed a stagecoach and its driver. Earp struck a deal with rancher, Ike Clanton who dealt regularly with the cowboys. In return for his help, Earp promised Clanton a $6,000 reward. Their partnership quickly dissolved due of Clanton's paranoia that Earp would leak the details of their bargain. Turning against Earp, Clanton bragged that he would kill one of the Earp men. ck
Bat Masterson (left) and Wyatt Earp in Dodge City, 1876. The scroll on Earp's chest is a cloth pin-on badge
Wyatt Earp, 1928, his last good portrait. Glenn Boyer Collection.
Wyatt earp outfit indentical to movie outfit in tombstone movie
John "Doc" Holliday 1852-1887. Buried in the same cemetery as my gggrandfathet