Bird Cage Theater by Michael Paul

Bird Cage Theater By Michael Paul PhotoWorks

Bird Cage Theater By Michael Paul PhotoWorks

Reward Issued For The Capture Of Billy The Kid May 7, 1881

Pat Garrett

May 7, 1881 Governor Lew Wallace would again offer a $500.00 dollar reward for the capture of Billy The Kid after his escape from jail.  Below is one of the wanted posters. Notice the writing in the bottom right? This particular wanted poster was said to be sent to Governor Lew Wallace by Pat Garrett.

Billy The Kid Wanted Poster

                            Bottom Right: Governor, the deed is done.
                                                                                            Patrick F. Garrett

Milt Joyce Raffels Painting From Oriental To Assist Grieving Widow

Milt E. Joyce

Milt Joyce, the owner of the Oriental, would raffle a painting admired by many called “The Awakening” that hung over his bar. The painting depicted a nude woman awaking from her sleep and was estimated over a $100.00 dollars. He would sell tickets at $1.00 each. The raffle was to raise money for Mrs. Wyxtrum who lost her husband month before. He had been killed in a well in April. John Wystrum would be buried in Boothill and later moved to the New City Cemetery a couple of years later. The article was posted in the Tombstone Epitaph Weekly on  May 6, 1882.



First Issue of the Tombstone Epitaph is Published May 1, 1880

John Philip Clum 1870

On May 1, 1880, John Clum published his first issue of the Tombstone Epitaph. The Epitaph covered many of Tombstone’s historical events. The Epitaph is still published today making it the oldest published newspaper in Arizona.

The Tomstone epitaph March 18, 1882 Example of the top of the first page of the March 18th, 1882 issue

Billy the Kid’s Tintype Sold for 2.3 Million

Billy the Kid's Tintype

In Denver of 2011 at the Brian Lebel’s 22nd Annual Old West Show & Auction, the only known tintype of Billy the Kid sold for 2.3 millon dollars. Its belived that the tintype was taken in 1879 or 1880 at Fort Sumter for the price of 25 cents.

February 16, 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar

February 16th 1878 the Morgan Silver Dollar becomes U.S. legal tender.


1878 Morgan Silver Dollar (Front)


1878 Morgan Silver Dollar (Back)

Sacramento Daily Record-Union: Prospect of a Bloody Combat

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp

This article was published in Sacramento’s The Daily Record-Union newspaper Wednesday, January 25, 1882.

Sacramento daily record-union

Johnny Ringo and Doc Holliday Arrested January 17, 1882

Johnny Ringo

On Tuesday, January 17, 1882 on Allen Street in front of the Occidental Saloon, Johnny Ringo noticed Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp on the boardwalk. There was a mutual dislike

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Georg W. Parsons Journal Entry January 17, 1882

George W. Parsons 1883

Gorge W. Parsons journal entry from January 17, 1882 and mention of the Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo incident.

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