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Earp in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Wyatt Earp

 
 
Wyatt Earp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
1. Wyatt Earp Marker
Inscription. Wyatt Earp was born in Illinois March 19, 1848. In 1864 he came west with his family, settling near San Bernardino. He later served as lawman in Wichita and Dodge City, then came to Tombstone in 1879. After the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881, he fled Arizona to avoid prosecution. He frequented the western boom camps, including Alaska, and in later years retired on income from Kern County Oil and the Happy Day Gold Mine group in the nearby Whipple Mountains. He and his wife Josephine spent their winters here for over two decades. He died peacefully in Los Angles January 13, 1929. soon after, this little community, formerly Drennan, was renamed in his honor when Earp Post Office was established in 1930. He is buried next to his wife, who died in 1944, in Colma, California.
 
Erected 1995 by Billy Holcomb Chapter of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 82.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 9.824′ N, 114° 18.225′ W. Marker is in Earp, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Aqueduct Road (California Route 62) 0.1 miles west of Parker Dam Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Wyatt Earp Post Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
2. Wyatt Earp Post Office and Marker
. Marker is mounted on the front of the US Post Office and is immediately west of the junction of State Route 62 and the road to Parker, Arizona. It is 15.5 miles to the junction of State Route 62 and US 95. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144977 Aqueduct Road, Earp CA 92242, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poston Memorial Monument (approx. 13.4 miles away in Arizona).
 
More about this marker. A Santa Fe Railroad siding here was called Drennan from 1910 until a new Post Office opened in 1930 with the name of Earp. The residents had requested the name change in order to honor Wyatt Earp who had passed away in 1929.
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 survivor of the Gunfight at the OK Corral. But the Marshall Earp of legend accounted for only about
Wyatt Earp Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 6, 2010
3. Wyatt Earp Post Office
5 years of Wyatt's long and eventful life. (Submitted on June 14, 2010.) 
 
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Postcard Image of the Earp Home in Earp, California image. Click for full size.
Merle Porter - Published by Royal Pictures - Colton,Ca
4. Postcard Image of the Earp Home in 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

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Postcard Image of Earp Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Dick Perrish, Petley Studios, Phoenix, Arizona
5. Postcard Image of Earp Cabin
Description on Postcard:
Wyatt Earp Home
Earp, California
This little gold mining town on the Colorado River was re-named for Wyatt Earp, the world famous gunslinging lawman who lived in this house in about 1919 & 1920. Earp was marshall of Wichita & Dodge City, Kansas and Tombstone, Arizona, and, even though he took part in many shoot-outs, he lived to 81.
Wyatt Earp Cottage, Vidal, California image. Click for full size.
By Dwayne Knoll, Jan 2009
6. Wyatt Earp Cottage, Vidal, California
Wyatt Earp Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Dwayne Knoll, December 30, 2008
7. Wyatt Earp Cottage
Located in Vidal, California. approx 6 miles south of Vidal junction at Hwy 62 & 95.
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One of the Mine Holes at Wyatt`s Lucky Day Mine image. Click for full size.
By Dwayne Knoll, mar 2010
8. One of the Mine Holes at Wyatt`s Lucky Day Mine
I found this mine from book Wyatt Earp - The Missing Years.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 5,726 times since then and 274 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2010.   6, 7, 8. submitted on November 28, 2010, by Dwayne Knoll of Garden Grove, Calif. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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