Big Nose Kate Born November 7, 1850

Mary Katherine Horony Cummings also known as “Big Nose Kate” a prostitute and longtime companion of Doc Holliday was born in Pest, Hungary on November 7, 1850.

Marshal Fred White Shot By Curly Bill October 28, 1880

Marshal Fred White Grave

On the night of October 28, 1880, Curly Bill Brocius along with a few other liquored up cowboys started firing their six-shooters in the air at the moon and stars. Town Marshal Fred White, who was nearby heard the shootings and went to investigate.  He saw that the shoots were coming from cowboys near the corner of Allen and Sixth Street in a vacant lot (Where the Birdcage Theater was erected in 1881 and still stands today). When Marshal White confronted the cowboys, he let them know they were in violation of a town ordinance

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Shootout at the OK Corral October 26, 1881

BootHill

Tensions were high between the Earp’s and the Cowboys. The gunfight lasted about 30 seconds and became the most famous gunfight in US History.

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Doc Holliday and Milt Joyce Incident October 11, 1880

Doc Holliday

On October 11, 1880, Doc Holliday had gotten in a confrontation with a man and fellow gambler named Jonny Tyler in the Oriental Saloon. The confrontation started to get out of control when mutual friends in the saloon disarmed and separated them. Johnny Tyler left the saloon and Doc who

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Sandy Bob Stage Line Robbed October 8, 1881

Tombstone to Contention Map 1887

October 8, 1881, the “Sandy Bob” stage line between Tombstone and Bisbee was robbed near Contention City. Frank Stilwell and Pete Spence were suspects. This escaladed the tension between the Cowboys and Earp’s.

Black Bart Strickes For the Second Day In A Row! October 3, 1878

Black Bart

Black Bart would pull off another Wells Fargo stagecoach robbery for the second day in a row in Mendocino County just ten miles from Potter Valley.

Black Bart holds Up Wells Fargo Stagecoach! October 2, 1878

Black Bart

On October 2, 1878 Black Bart holds up a Wells Fargo stagecoach in Mendocino County, twelve miles from Ukiah. He would go on to pull off another robbery the next day.

Billy The Kid Arrested For The First Time September 23, 1875

Billy the Kid's Tintype

As a joke, a friend of Billy’s had stolen a bag of laundry from a Chinese laundryman and  asked him to hide it. When the young Billy was caught with the bag by the local police before he could hide it they arrested him. A couple of days later he escaped from jail and the legend of Billy The Kid would start.

Younger Brothers Captured And Charlie Pitts Killed! September 21, 1876

James - Younger Gang

A couple of weeks after the botched Northfiled Bank robbery, Frank and Jesse James got separated from the Younger brothers. A posse on the trail of the Younger brothers with gang member Charlie Pitts, caught up with them and had them pinned in Hanska Slough. It was a posse of seven men and they had them surrounded. The Younger brothers would make a stand. Charlie Pitts was shot in the heart. Jim Younger who was firing at the posse was shot through the mouth and was knocked unconscious. Cole Younger rose from his cover with guns firing to try to make a run for it, a bullet had ricocheted off his skull by his right eye. Bob Younger was already wounded with a shattered right elbow from the bank robbery stand-off with the town, was firing at the posse untill he was literally the last man standing. He then dropped his gun and surrendered.

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