TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The 40th annual Wyatt Earp Days celebration in Tombstone is happening Memorial Day weekend. See the “Old Wild West” come alive this weekend honoring Tombstone’s most notable and legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. This yearly event will be full of street gunfights and entertainment. They’ll...
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“Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. The city is famous in American culture for its history as a wild frontier town of the Old West.” – Wikipedia.org. “The town of Dodge City can trace its origins to 1871, when...
TOMBSTONE — The 40th annual Wyatt Earp Days celebration in Tombstone is happening Memorial Day weekend. Organized by the Tombstone Lions Club with a lineup of activities on Saturday and Sunday, the weekend is filled with reenactment groups from different parts of the state, street entertainment, games for kids, a cornhole tournament and a Wyatt Earp look-alike contest.
PELLA — After a 2 1/2 year closure for a $1 million renovation, the Boyhood Home of Wyatt Earp has re-opened in Pella. The newly interpreted space tells the story of the 14 years the Nicholas Earp family lived in Pella, and the three years (1861-1864) that they lived in this particular space. It then follows the legendary lawman as he travels west.
Most know legendary lawman Wyatt Earp (above) from his time as a peace officer for the cities of Wichita and Dodge City around 1875, and his participation in an infamous gunfight in Tombstone, Arizona (via National Geographic). It was during this time, however, that Wyatt Earp would meet former dentist and professional gambler Doc Holliday on the Texas gambling circuit in the late 1870s. The pair would become friends, together surviving the 30-second gunfight that was to become known as the shootout at the O.K. Corral (via History) in 1881.
There's some confusion that needs to be cleared up. Consider Wynonna Earp and its eponymous heroine. She is the descendant of Wyatt Earp, the rootinest, tootinest, shootinest lawman ever immortalized on the silver screen. But just how far up the family tree is Wynonna's branch?. As Reddit users have pointed...
Construction on a new highlight at the Pella Historical Society and Museums is nearing the finish line, and later this spring, residents and visitors alike will be able to learn more about the life of one of the most famous lawmen of the Old West. Pella Historical Society Assistant Director...
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