Hafford's Saloon and Brown's Hotel

 

The morning of the Gunfight at the OK Corral, October 26th, 1881...it was a cold day and it had been spitting snow.

Sometime around 2:30 PM while the Earps, Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan, were standing here in front of Hafford's Saloon, Doc Holliday ran up 4th St. from his room at C.S. Fly's Boarding House.  Doc shouted, "Wyatt!  Virgil! I have had people knockin' on my door all morning! They say the Clantons and McLaurys are gunnin' for us!"

"For God's sake,"  Wyatt said, "Let's finish it!".  Virgil say's, "Follow me boys...".  

The 4 men proceed north of 4th St.  They stop here at what was Spangenberg's Gun Shop.  They go inside and purchase 45. long colt cartridges and 10 gauge shotgun shells.  As they walk out the front door a man at the counter asks, "What's goin' on Virgil?"  Virgil replies, "We're going down to the corral to disarm the Cowboys. They've been up drinking for 2 days threatening our lives!"

Well, you've all been told for over 50 years that the historic shoot-out was The Gunfight at the OK Corral. Sorry, that title was made up in Hollywood to sell more movie tickets.  Who wants to see a movie named "Gunfight in an Empty Lot next to Fremont St.?  Nobody!  During daylight hours, walk along Fremont St. to see the REAL location as well as C.S. Fly's Photo Gallery & Boarding House where Doc and Big Nose Kate kept a room...

 

 

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