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yarr6804 Nov 2012 7:41 a.m. PST

Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp, along with Doc Holiday are
a-watin' the Clanton's and McLaurey's.

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Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2012 8:30 a.m. PST

nice figs!!!!

And well,,,Do like the Earps did…Catch their opponents mostly unarmed…it's easier to kill them that way…

whill404 Nov 2012 8:38 a.m. PST

The Clantons should have armed themselves. :)

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2012 10:23 a.m. PST

The Clantons should have armed themselves. :)

The main problem here is that at the time of the "gunfight" (in all reality little more than a group murder), the Clantons were actually obeying Tombstone ordinances and in town (mostly) unarmed. When the shooting started, i think it was Frank McClaury that tried to retrieve a rifle from his horse but was on the wrong side…One of the Clantons I think was actually chased down in the street/alley and shot… If you actually read the newspaper accounts of the time, it even says "Murder in the streets of Tombstone"…

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2012 3:07 p.m. PST

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Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2012 5:22 p.m. PST

JJ…gotta disagree with you on some things..

1: Ever been to Tombstone? I actually lived near it for two years and was there quite often. The factions did exist, but even today you can see the differences in what Hollywood tells us and what happened.

2: I said "mostly" not ALL…

Remember…just because the Earp/Clanton issue was "done", there was a LOT of payback killing going on for about a year or so afterwards. Boothill is full of it…

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2012 5:47 p.m. PST

JJ you also DO know that the judge presiding over it was a friend of the Earps right?…

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2012 6:51 p.m. PST

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Terrement Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2012 7:59 a.m. PST

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solosam Inactive Member05 Nov 2012 12:35 p.m. PST

I've visited the site, heard the arguments, etc. etc.

I find it totally implausible that Morgan, Virgil, and Doc would have been wounded if the Clanton/McLaury faction had been unarmed or in the process of surrender.

Either the Cowboys shot first, or (more likely) both sides began shooting at very nearly the same time.

If the fight had happened the way the Cowboys tell it, they would have been dead and the Earp party would have been unscathed.

-Solo Sam

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Zelekendel Inactive Member28 Nov 2012 2:40 p.m. PST

I've only read the Wikipedia article, hardly the organ of perfect truth, I know, but based on that the whole prosecution stinks, and obviously one side was all lies out of loyalty (misplaced or not, but you obviously had to lie for your "side" or be dealt with.

It just surprises me that to this day there are people who are so partisan about the whole thing on the Cowboy side!

According to Wikipedia it was only the Nugget that called it murder, the Epitaph was much less restrained. It's likely that one of these was paid off, or was just running sensationalist press on their own.

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