Vidal in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1848 – 1929
Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp
1861 – 1944
Their ashes are buried in the Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma, California
Erected 2002 by Billy Holcomb Chapter, E. Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 108.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 34° 7.178′ N, 114° 30.519′ W. Marker is in Vidal, California, in San Bernardino Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vidal CA 92280, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. 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
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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 (Submitted on June 14, 2010.)
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