Shootout at the O.K. Corral

Tombstone, Arizona was the site of one of the most famous gunfights in American history between Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp, Doc Holliday, Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, Ike Clanton, and 19 year old Billy Clanton.  There was tensions that arose between the cowboys and the Earp’s leading up to the shootout.  The cowboys were democrats and the Earp’s were republicans and they were both trying to control how Tombstone’s resources were distributed.  The gunfight left Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, and Billy Clanton dead and Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp, and Doc Holliday injured, however Wyatt Earp was unharmed.

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