Tombstone Historical Page

About This Page!

This site has been developed by Tombstone researcher Steve Gatto to provide factual information about Tombstone and the characters like Wyatt Earp and John Ringo, who made the town famous.

Fact and fiction have become so thoroughly intangled that the truth of what really happened in Tombstone has become buried in folklore. The main goal of this page is to clear up the myths surrounding the Tombstone saga and individuals like Wyatt Earp.

Wyatt Earp has become the most famous lawman of the old west. Yet, many of the claims made for or by Wyatt Earp remain very controversial. I will begin to examine some of the Wyatt Earp claims that are controversial.

Book Review- The Real Wyatt Earp: A Documentary Biography by Steve Gatto.

Did Wyatt Earp arrest Ben Thompson in Ellsworth?

Did Wyatt Earp face down Clay Allison in Dodge City?

What law positions did Wyatt Earp hold in Tombstone?

Was Wyatt Earp the man who saved Johnny-Behind-The-Duece from being lynch in Tombstone?

Did Wyatt Earp kill Curly Bill Brocius?

Did Wyatt Earp kill John Ringo?


Updated April 15, 2000

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