Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Wyatt Earp Shot Frank Stilwell...
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
Wyatt Earp se reunió 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 recién formado Condado de Cochise en 1881. Se retiró de la contienda cuando el otro candidato, John Behan, prometió nombrarlo jefe de comisarios.
Behan estaba vinculado a un elemento revoltoso conocido como las “vaqueros”, que se involucraban periódicamente en abigeato, atracos y otras actividades inescrupulosas.
Behan se hizo atrás de su promesa a Earp, creando un resentimiento entre ambos que empeoró cuando Earp se quedó con la novia de Behan, Josephine Sarah Marcus, de 18 años de edad.
Las hostilidades entre Behan y sus partidarios y la “gente de Earp”, que incluía a John H. ‘Doc’ Holliday – un dentista y jugador de apuestas tuberculoso e irascible – llegaron a su punto de inflamación el 26 de octubre, 1881, con el famoso tiroteo cerca del OK Corral, que dejó muertos a tres de los vaqueros.
En las semanas siguientes, ataques de emboscada dejaron a Virgil Earp lisiado
Location. 32° 13.425′ N, 110° 58.033′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from North Toole Avenue near East Pennington Street. Marker is on the grounds of the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 North Toole Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Locomotive 1673 (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Pacific Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Toole Avenue (about 400 feet away); Historic Fourth Avenue Underpass (about 500 feet away); Fourth Avenue Underpass (about 500 feet away); Hotel Congress (about 600 feet away); Congress Street (about 600 feet away); Coronado Hotel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Frank Stilwell. “Frank C. Stilwell (1856 – 1882) was an outlaw Cowboy who killed at least two men in Cochise County during 1877–82. Both killings were considered to have been self-defense. (Submitted on March 16, 2019.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Cochise County Cowboys. “The Cochise County Cowboys were a loosely associated group of outlaw cowboys in Pima and Cochise County, Arizona Territory in the late 19th century. The term cowboy had only begun to come into wider usage during the 1870s, and in the place and time, Cowboy was synonymous with rustler. Cattle thieves frequently rode across the border into Mexico and stole cattle from Mexican ranches, which they drove back across the border (Submitted on March 16, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 4,628 times since then and 193 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week March 17, 2019. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 6. submitted on March 16, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.