Doc Holliday’s Room in Tombstone

Doc Holliday, friend of Wyatt Earp, room here in Fly’s Boarding House and Photography Gallery.  Big Nose Kate, Doc’s girlfriend, had come for a visit.  On October 26, 1881 five cowboys gathered outside of Doc’s room in the vacant lot next door, probably waiting to confront Doc.  Wyatt Earp and his brothers, Virgil and Morgan Earp, and Doc Holliday entered the lot to disarm the cowboys.  As Kate watched horrified from her window, over 25 shots were fired.  Thirty seconds later, three men were dying and three men were wounded.

Although Big Nose Kate witnessed the O.K. corral gunfight, she was never called to testify at the murder inquest of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.  Instead, she Tombstone forever, shortly after the gunfight.

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