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August 07, 1880

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 7, 1880  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 popular culture. This issue was printed 14 months before the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. This is a very early issue, being volume 1, number 22.
The front page has various reports that seem fitting for the Wild West, including: "Successful Safe-Blowing in Marshalltown, Iowa" "Satan's Gang Break Loose at an Ohio Campmeeting" "Stage Robbed" "Big-Nosed George Captured", who was actually an infamous outlaw & cattle rustler; "Trouble in the Indian Territory" "Fight with Indians" "Suicide by Hanging" & more.
Complete in 4 pages, archivally rejoined at the spine plus some other archival mends at edges, news agent's stamp above the masthead. In much better condition than most of this title we have found, but still fragile & must be handled carefully.

Category: The Old West