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SEE PHOTO----- COMPLETE, ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER, the Madison Weekly Democrat (WI) dated Nov 1, 1881.
This newspaper has a rare inside page headline; "Shooting Cowboys" and a report of the most famous GUNFIGHT in the old Wild West, the GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL in Tombstone, Arizona.
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a roughly 30-second gunfight that took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday October 26, 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, Cochise County, of the United States. Frank and Tom McLaury and Billy Clanton were killed; Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp, and Doc Holliday were wounded and survived. It is generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the Old West and has come to represent a time in American history when the frontier was open range for outlaws who were confronted by law enforcement that was often sparse, or nonexistent.
Despite its name, the gunfight actually occurred in a narrow lot six doors west of the rear entrance to the O.K. Corral on Fremont Street. The two opposing parties were initially only about 6 feet (1.8 m) apart. About thirty shots were fired in thirty seconds. Ike Clanton and Billy Claiborne ran from the fight, unharmed.
During the gunfight, Doc Holliday was grazed by a bullet fired by Frank that struck his holster and grazed his hip, Virgil Earp was shot through the calf; he thought by Billy Clanton. Morgan Earp was struck across both shoulder blades by a bullet. Morgan thought Frank McLaury had shot him. Wyatt Earp was unhurt. As the wounded lawmen were carried to their homes, they passed in front of the Sheriff's Office, and Johnny Behan told Wyatt Earp he was under arrest. Wyatt paused two or three seconds and replied very forcibly: "I won't be arrested today. I am right here and am not going away." Behan's sympathy to the Cowboy was well known, and during the trial he firmly denied he had contributed money to help Ike with his defense costs.
Ike Clanton, who had been threatening to kill the Earps for more than a day, and Billy Claiborne both ran from the fight and were not shot. Wesley Fuller who had been at the rear of the alley left as soon as the firing begin. Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury and Tom McLaury were killed.
The Earps and Doc Holliday were charged by Billy Clanton's brother, Ike Clanton, with murder but were eventually exonerated by a local judge after a 30-day preliminary hearing and then again by a local grand jury.
On December 28, 1881, Virgil Earp was maimed in an assassination attempt by outlaw Cowboys, and on March 19, 1882, they assassinated Morgan Earp. This led to a series of further killings and retributions, with federal and county lawmen supporting different sides of the conflict, which became known as the Earp Vendetta Ride.
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