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The most famous newspaper from the Old West... Johnny Ringo & Ike Clanton...



Item # 566581

February 21, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Tombstone, Arizona, Cochise County, February 21, 1882  Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in our popular culture.
This issue was published just a few months after the famous gunfight at the OK Corral. A wealth of typically western reporting, including a wealth of truly western ads, a few of which are illustrated.
As an added tie to the Old West, page 3 contains a brief--yet rare--mention of Johnny Ringo and Ike Clanton, both names tied to Tombstone lore, with a report of "Hotel Arrivals" at the Grand hotel: "...John Ringo, N.M.; Ike Clanton, Charleston..." among others. See Wikipedia for their involvement in Tombstone at this time. Simply terrific to have these two legendary names mentioned in a contemporary Tombstone newspaper!
Complete as a four page newspaper, an archival repair to the upper right corner of the front leaf causes loss to a few inconsequential letters on page 2. Other archival (and non-archival) mends throughout the issue cause no loss of readability, some minor edge tears.
A true item of Western America from during the time Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday and the other famous names from this famous town were roaming the Tombstone streets. An unusually rare and desirable newspaper.
This issue comes in it's own custom presentation portfolio with leatherette boards and red spine, with "Tombstone Daily Epitaph  February 21, 1882" printed on the front in gold ink (see).

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