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George Whitwell Parsons, the mining man, banker, and compulsive diarist, who left behind invaluable, day-by-day observations about life (and death) in 1880s Tombstone. Parsons stayed in Tombstone till the mining boom went bust, later renewed old friendships with men like Wyatt Earp and John Clum in southern California,

George Whitwell Parsons, the mining man, banker, and compulsive diarist, who left behind invaluable, day-by-day observations about life (and death) in 1880s Tombstone. Parsons stayed in Tombstone till the mining boom went bust, later renewed old friendships with men like Wyatt Earp and John Clum in southern California,

Old windmill at Wyatt Earp's Old Tombstone

Old windmill at Wyatt Earp's Old Tombstone

Wyatt Earp's Tombstone

Wyatt Earp's Tombstone

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

Virgil Walter Earp (July 18, 1843–October 19, 1905) The brother to Wyatt Earp, fought in the Civil War. He was U.S. Deputy Marshal for south-eastern Arizona and Tombstone City Marshal at the time of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in the Arizona Territory. Two months after the shootout in Tombstone, outlaw Cowboys ambushed Virgil on the streets of Tombstone, shattering his left arm, leaving him maimed for life.

Virgil Walter Earp (July 18, 1843–October 19, 1905) The brother to Wyatt Earp, fought in the Civil War. He was U.S. Deputy Marshal for south-eastern Arizona and Tombstone City Marshal at the time of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in the Arizona Territory. Two months after the shootout in Tombstone, outlaw Cowboys ambushed Virgil on the streets of Tombstone, shattering his left arm, leaving him maimed for life.

President Chester A. Arthur, who threatened Tombstone with the prospect of martial law in the spring of 1882, after the murder of Morgan Earp and retaliatory killings by Wyatt Earp and his band of followers. Coupled with Apache uprisings in southeastern Arizona Territory, these events made Tombstone unattractive to investors and would-be immigrants to the desert southwest. The ultimatum from Washington was poorly received in Tombstone, but the town quieted down all the same.

President Chester A. Arthur, who threatened Tombstone with the prospect of martial law in the spring of 1882, after the murder of Morgan Earp and retaliatory killings by Wyatt Earp and his band of followers. Coupled with Apache uprisings in southeastern Arizona Territory, these events made Tombstone unattractive to investors and would-be immigrants to the desert southwest. The ultimatum from Washington was poorly received in Tombstone, but the town quieted down all the same.

Recently discovered photo of Wyatt Earp in his later years. Photo was taken on a trip to visit Tombstone

Recently discovered photo of Wyatt Earp in his later years. Photo was taken on a trip to visit Tombstone

Tombstone, Arizona in decay: ruins of the "Gird Block," which once housed the offices of the Tombstone Epitaph newspaper and the Mining Exchange Building (where Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holliday stood trial in November 1881), photographed in 1937 by Frank D. Nichols. All the buildings in this block of Fremont Street disappeared in the 1940s. This block is now a parking lot for O.K. Corral visitors.

Tombstone, Arizona in decay: ruins of the "Gird Block," which once housed the offices of the Tombstone Epitaph newspaper and the Mining Exchange Building (where Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holliday stood trial in November 1881), photographed in 1937 by Frank D. Nichols. All the buildings in this block of Fremont Street disappeared in the 1940s. This block is now a parking lot for O.K. Corral visitors.

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