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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

It was on October 26, 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona that the infamous gunfight took place. Generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the American West, it is believed to have lasted all of thirty seconds. On one side were the cowboy outlaws Billy Clairborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury. Opposing them were Marshall Virgil Earp and his brothers Morgan and Wyatt, as well as Doc Holliday. Hollywood versions of the gun battle can be found in the films My Darling Clementine (1946), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) and Tombstone (1993). Find out what the fight was really all about and who survived by checking out some of the following books and dvds from the Library's collection:

The last gunfight: the real story of the shootout at the O.K. Corral and how it changed the American West by Jeff Guinn

And die in the West: the story of the O.K. Corral gunfight by Paula Mitchell Marks

The Earp brothers of Tombstone: the story of Mrs. Virgil Earp by Frank Waters

Inventing Wyatt Earp: his life and many legends by Allen Barra

Wyatt Earp: the life behind the legend by Casey Tefertiller

Wyatt Earp [videodisc]

The Earp brothers [videodisc]: lawmen of the west by A&E Television Networks

Doc Holliday [videodisc] by produced by Greystone Communications, Inc. for the Biography Channel

Gunfighters. Disc 2 [videodisc] by Winstar Productions