Saturday

Frontier Lawman of the Wild West

Wyatt  Earp
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp 1848 – 1929

Wyatt Earp had many occupations in his 80 years. He started as a farmer, of his families 80 acre farm, at 13 years of age when all the other men folk joined the army.
He drove a cargo wagon with a team of horses, he bought and sold real estate including saloons, he was listed as a gambler in the San Diego City Directory in 1887. In 1869 he was appointed local constable at  Lamar, Missouri.  He was a city marshall, or police officer, in Wichita from 1871 to 1876, and later various other frontier towns such as Deadwood.
He is best remembered for the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, with two of his brothers,Virgil and Morgan, and his friend Doc Holliday. The shootout resulted in Wyatt Earp being thought of as one of the best and toughest gunmen of the times.
 
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1 comment:

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

What a great site you have here! It's funny you hear this man's name all your life but don't really know about him. Thanks for the info. Thank you so much for sharing this at History & Home this week! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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