Monthly Archives: November 2019

Wyatt Earp

Born on 19 March 1848, he was named Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp in honor of his father’s commanding officer during the Mexican American War.  He was the fourth child of Nicholas Porter Earp and his second wife, Virginia Ann Cooksey.  … Continue reading

Posted in History | 4 Comments

Who Were the Earps?

The Patriarchs Walter Earp (born in 1787) grew up to marry Martha Ann Early (born in 1790).  Together, they had a son whom they named Nicholas.  By the time Nicolas was born, Walter and Martha were living in Lincoln County, … Continue reading

Posted in History | 10 Comments

The Cowboy War

To say that Tombstone, Arizona was a violent place would be a gross understatement.  There were gunfights, fistfights, knifings, and people getting falling-down drunk.  This is what one might expect from a mining town that capitalized on saloons and houses … Continue reading

Posted in History | 5 Comments

Cowboys and Carpetbaggers

Pima County, Arizona was a wild and dangerous place in the 1870s —and remained so for the next twenty years.  The reasons for this are several: discovery of silver, availability of whiskey, political corruption, and a dramatic increase in the … Continue reading

Posted in History | 5 Comments