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A Tombstone newspaper with an ad for the O.K. Corral...



Item # 628579

October 14, 1886

THE DAILY TOMBSTONE, Arizona, October 14, '86 (1886) 

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame
* Rare advertisement of the famed livery stable


This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang. I would almost suggest that this title is more rare than the Epitaph as we have received far fewer issues of this title during the last 40 years.
To add to the attractiveness of this issue from Tombstone is a back page advertisement for the "O.K. Corral" (see). Various other news and ads of the day including: "CAPT. LAWTON" "Arrival of this Distinguished Officer & Family in Tombstone". He took the credit for the recent capture of Apache Indian chief Geronimo, the article noting: "...through whose agency this county is now free from the incursions of Geronimo and his band of murderers..." with much more (see). Page 2 has a list of men running for office, including: "For Sheriff, R. S. Hatch". Bob Hatch was the person playing pool with Morgan Earp when he was assassinated.
Complete in 4 pages, archivally rejoined at the spine. There are many archival repairs throughout but causing no loss of readability, partial news agent's stamp in the masthead.

Category: The Old West

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