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Was there really a gunfight at the O.K. Corral?

and other questions about the Wild West

by Ann Kerns

  • 142 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Lerner Publiction Co. in Minneapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Miscellanea,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Discusses the facts and myths about life in the nineteenth century American West, including if cowboys wore large hats, if stagecoaches were robbed, and if Calamity Jane was a real person.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 39) and index.

    StatementAnn Kerns ; illustrations by Colin W. Thompson
    SeriesIs that a fact?
    ContributionsThompson, Colin W., ill
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF591 .K44 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25120116M
    ISBN 100761361006
    ISBN 109780761361008
    LC Control Number2010011815
    OCLC/WorldCa591770453

    Thom Ross knows his O.K. Corral history -- there's no doubt about that -- but it is the O.K. Corral myth that he really seeks to translate into the painting contained in this book. Whereas most Western American art is firmly realistic, often almost photographic in intent, Ross's art dares to venture into the realm of the abstract to better. O.K. Corral and Tombstone: Gunfight Site & Museum It only lasted 30 seconds, but the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral has since become a legend. The main event is the gunfight reenactment featuring Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, which takes place daily.

      The O.K. Corral is shown Wednesday, Ap in Tombstone, Ariz. A box of original court transcripts from the Coroner's Inquest in the Gunfight at the OK Corral . The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral lasted only 30 seconds but became the most infamous story of the Wild West. The feud occurred between the Earps (lawmen Wyatt, Morgan, and Virgil, and friend John H. “Doc” Holliday) and members of the Cowboy gang.

      PHOENIX - Just days after the famous shootout at the O.K. Corral, the Cochise County coroner convened an inquest to hear testimony from the witnesses and survivors. The Gunfight at the OK Corral historical site complex is open from 9 am to 5 pm; The OK Corral Gunfight Site has gunfight reenactment showtimes: 12 noon, 2 pm & pm; An extra show added on if demand calls for it (call to ask if you're running late) Included in your ticket is the Historama Theater.


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Corral?: and other questions about the Wild West. [Ann Kerns; Colin W Thompson] -- Discusses the facts and myths about life in the nineteenth century American West, including if cowboys wore large hats, if stagecoaches were robbed, and if Calamity Jane was a real person.

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Find out if cowboys really wore big hats, chaps. The gunfight at the O.K. Corral has excited the imaginations of Western enthusiasts ever since that chilly October afternoon in when Doc Holliday and the three fighting Earps strode along a Tombstone, Arizona, street to confront the Clanton and McLaury brothers/5(11).

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Corral. John Henry "Doc" Holliday (Aug – November 8, ) was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist.A close friend and associate of lawman Wyatt Earp, Holliday is best known for his role in the events leading up to and following the Gunfight at the O.K. developed a reputation as having killed more than a dozen men in various altercations, but modern researchers have.

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Corral was not an "O.K" event when it happened. Rather than law enforcers defending themselves from terrorizing bullies, as some of the movies and all of the myths have it, the Earps and Doc were accused of cold-blooded murder and a big share of townspeople were inclined to believe it.

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The O.K. Corral hearing and aftermath was the direct result of the second Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, on Octo   Much dramatised onscreen, the fateful gunfight in Tombstone in actuality lasted less than a minute.

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