Wyatt Earp Shot Frank Stilwell...

Wyatt Earp Shot Frank Stilwell... (HMJ9D)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85701 Pima County
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N 32° 13.425', W 110° 58.033'

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Wyatt Earp joined his four brothers in the silver-boom town of Tombstone in 1879 where brother Virgil was deputy U.S. marshal. Wyatt was a sometimes-lawman himself, and hoped to become sheriff of the newly formed Cochise County in 1881. He withdrew from the race when the other candidate, John Behan, promised to make him chief deputy.

Behan was associated with a rowdy element known as the 'cowboys,' who were involved in periodic rustling forays, robberies and similar unscrupulous pursuits.

Behan reneged on his promise to Earp, causing hard feelings between the two, a situation made worse when Earp stole Behan's girlfriend, 18-year-old Josephine Sarah Marcus.

Hostility between Behan and his supporters and the 'Earp crowd,' which included John H. 'Doc' Holliday - a tubercular, hot-tempered dentist and gambler - reached a flash-point Oct. 26, 1881 with the infamous shootout near OK Corral that left three of the cowboys dead.

In the weeks that followed, ambush attacks left Virgil Earp crippled and Morgan Earp dead. Thereafter, the Earp group is believed to have systematically extracted revenge on about a dozen of their enemies including Frank Stilwell. Stilwell was shot at the Tucson Depot on March 20, 1882.

Wyatt Earp se reuni? con sus cuatro hermanos en 1879 en Tombstone, ciudad del auge de la plata en donde el hermano Virgil era comisario federal adjunto. Wyatt mismo fue por un tiempo representante de la ley y esperaba llegar a ser sheriff del reci?n formado Condado de Cochise en 1881. Se retir? de la contienda cuando el otro candidato, John Behan, prometi? nombrarlo jefe de comisarios.

Behan estaba vinculado a un elemento revoltoso conocido como las "vaqueros", que se involucraban peri?dicamente en abigeato, atracos y otras actividades inescrupulosas.

Behan se hizo atr de su promesa a Earp, creando un resentimiento entre ambos que empeor? cuando Earp se qued? con la novia de Behan, Josephine Sarah Marcus, de 18 a?os de edad.

Las hostilidades entre Behan y sus partidarios y la "gente de Earp", que inclu?a a John H. ?Doc' Holliday - un dentista y jugador de apuestas tuberculoso e irascible - llegaron a su punto de inflamaci?n el 26 de octubre, 1881, con el famoso tiroteo cerca del OK Corral, que dej? muertos a tres de los vaqueros.

En las semanas siguientes, ataques de emboscada dejaron a Virgil Earp lisiado y a Morgan Earp muerto. Posteriormente, seg?n se cree, el grupo Earp se cobr? venganza sistem?tica en cerca de una docena de sus enemigos, incluyendo a Frank Stilwell. Stilwell fue baleado en la Estaci?n de Tucson el 20 de marzo, 1882.
HM NumberHMJ9D
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 503089 N 3565237
Decimal Degrees32.22375000, -110.96721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.425', W 110° 58.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 25.50" N, 110° 58' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 410 N Toole Ave, Tucson AZ 85701, US
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