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Vidal in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Earp Cottage
Vidal, California
 
Earp Cottage Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
1. Earp Cottage Marker
 
Inscription.
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp
1848 – 1929
Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp
1861 – 1944
Earp Cottage
Vidal, California
The legendary lawman, gun-fighter, gambler, businessman and miner along with his wife, Josephine, inhabited this "dream – come – true" cottage from 1925 – 1928. During the fall, winter and spring months, while he worked his "Happy Days" mines in the Whipple Mountains a few miles north of this site. This is the only permanent residence they owned in their long lives together.

Their ashes are buried in the Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma, California
 
Erected 2002 by Billy Holcomb Chapter, E. Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 7.178′ N, 114° 30.519′ W. Marker is in Vidal, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Old Parker Road 0.1 miles east of U.S. 95, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The Earp cottage is the second building on your right coming from U.S. 95. The concrete monument and marker are in front of the house. Marker is in this post office area: Vidal CA 92280, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
 
Earp Cottage Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
2. Earp Cottage Marker
 
At least 1 other marker is within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poston Memorial Monument (approx. 11 miles away in Arizona).
 
Regarding Earp Cottage. Businessman, Gambler, Gunslinger, Lawman, Husband and many other titles and names have been given to this man. By whatever name, good or bad, he and his wife enjoyed their life in the desert here. The choice to dig into a mountain and crush and separate the ore from the waste is not an easy job. However, Wyatt and Josie were comfortable here and enjoyed being away from the city during the cooler months. As do the citizens here today.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Find - A - Grave. Posting of the gravesite of Wyatt and Josephine Earp at the Hills of Eternity Memorial Park in Colma, California. (Submitted on June 14, 2010.) 

2. Biography of Wyatt Earp. Wyatt Earp is best known as the fearless frontier lawman of Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, and as principal survivor of the Gunfight at the OK Corral. But the Marshall Earp of legend accounted for only about 5 years of Wyatt's long and eventful life. (Submitted on June 14, 2010.) 
 
Earp Cottage Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
3. Earp Cottage
 
 
Postcard Image of an Additional Earp Home in Nearby Earp, California Photo, Click for full size
Merle Porter - Published by Royal Pictures - Colton,Ca
4. Postcard Image of an Additional Earp Home in Nearby Earp, California
Description on Postcard:
Wyatt Earp's Home
Earp, California
Wyatt Earp lived in this house with his wife around the close of World War One. Wyatt worked at a mine in the Whipple Mountain District and hauled ore to the river boats in the wagon that stands alongside the old building. Wyatt spent more time as a miner than as a law man. He did well in Alaska and did some mining in Goldfield. He worked for Tex Rickard as a gambler and floor boss. This little town was called Drennan on the California side of the Colorado River. The name was changed to Earp after Wyatt's death. There is another Earp house in the nearby town of Vidal. There are a great number of camps along the river on both the Arizona and California side...MP
 
 
Earp Cottage Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
5. Earp Cottage
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,464 times since then. Last updated on December 21, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on June 14, 2010.   5. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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