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.)
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. Touch 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. 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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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.)
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