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.
Updated July 16, 2000
The Posse! Old West Search Engine
A search engine devoted to websites about the old west and the characters that made it famous
The Testimony About The Gunfight Near The OK Corral Forrestine Hooker's Wyatt Earp Manuscript
I will begin to put the entire Hooker manuscript, with my own notes discussing the contents, on the internet so that the public can view this source material.
Tombstone Archive and Research Center
A new page dedicated to presenting Tombstone documents, about Tombstone and famous characters like Wyatt Earp and John Ringo.
Indictment For Killing Frank Stilwell
Morgan Earp was shot and killed in Tombstone in late March 1882. A few days later, Wyatt Earp and some others left Tombstone and headed to Tucson, where they killed Frank Stilwell on March 20, 1882. Wyatt Earp and his party returned to Tombstone but quickly left again, never returning to Tombstone.
Resignation of Wyatt and Virgil Earp as Deputy Marshals
On February 1, 1882, Wyatt and Virgil Earp wrote out a resignation letter to Marshal Dake. The letter was published in the Tombstone Epitaph the following day.
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