Tuesday, July 26, 2016

On This Day In History Officer Wyatt Earp Fatally Wounds Cowboy


As History.com notes, on this day in history lawman Wyatt Earp shot and fatally wounded a cowboy in Dodge City. The incident took place some years before he would become legendary as a lawman in Tombstone with the gunfight at the OK Corral and the aftermath.

You can read about the Dodge City incident via the below link:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/officer-wyatt-earp-fatally-wounds-cowboy?cmpid=email-hist-tdih-2016-0726-07262016&om_rid=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa&om_mid=73329121&kx_EmailCampaignID=6243&kx_EmailCampaignName=email-hist-tdih-2016-0726-07262016&kx_EmailRecipientID=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa


You can also read an earlier post on Wyatt Earp via the below link:

http://www.pauldavisoncrime.com/2014/03/legendary-western-lawman-wyatt-earp-was.html

Note: I've read a good number of books on Wyatt Earp, but I especially liked Casey Tefertiller's Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend.

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