Wyatt Earp in Nome, Alaska with long-time friend and former Tombstone mayor and editor John Clum

Wyatt Earp in Nome, Alaska with long-time friend and former Tombstone mayor and editor John Clum

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

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

Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, & brothers Virgil & Morgan Earp.

Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, & brothers Virgil & Morgan Earp.

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

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

Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848. He worked in the 1870s as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended the gunmen Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. He later worked as a guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. By 1881 he had moved to Tombstone, Arizona, living as a gambler and a saloon guard. He died on January 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California.

Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848. He worked in the 1870s as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended the gunmen Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. He later worked as a guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. By 1881 he had moved to Tombstone, Arizona, living as a gambler and a saloon guard. He died on January 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California.

Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

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.

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.

Bat Masterson (left) and Wyatt Earp in Dodge City, 1876. The scroll on Earp's chest is a cloth pin-on badge

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, 1928, his last good portrait. Glenn Boyer Collection.

The Guns of Wyatt Earp - http://westerncollectibles.blogspot.com/2012/07/photo-guns-of-wyatt-earp.html

The Guns of Wyatt Earp - http://westerncollectibles.blogspot.com/2012/07/photo-guns-of-wyatt-earp.html

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