April 2022

Doc Holliday's Gun

Doc Holliday’s Gun: Everything You Need to Know About the Legendary Gunslinger

The Wild West has made lawmen, criminals, and cowboys the stuff of legends, not only in books but also on the silver screen. It has also created legends of the weapons that these famous and infamous characters carried. And just like the legends that made them famous, these guns now emit an aura of mystery …

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Wells Spicer

Introduction With October’s Gunfight Remembrance, thought we’d bring up a person whose name came up a lot in the aftermath of that Tombstone incident. You’ve heard his name: Wells Spicer. His career spanned the law, mining, politics & journalism. We’ll find out more on this man, born in Chemung NY to farming parents in 1831. …

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Tombstone Women

Intro It wasn’t easy for women to make a way for themselves in the Old West. Reading through newspapers of the time, when women of note are mentioned, many times it’s difficult to even find out their first names. If married, they’re most often described with their husband’s name. For instance, speaking of Allie they’d …

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Tom Jeffords

Tom Jeffords: Do You Remember Him? Born Thomas Jefferson Jeffords in NW New York State, New Years Day 1832. The gold rush attracted him West when he was age 27. First to Pikes Peak CO, then New Mexico & Arizona. If you’re a bit of the older generations, or you like watching old Western reruns …

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Milt Joyce of the Oriental Saloon

Before Tombstone Joyce family research finds Patrick Robert Joyce born on Oct. 16, 1847, in County Cork, Ireland. Potato Famine caused the family’s immigration . Settling in Richmond, Virginia, the baby’s name became Melvin (called Milton?? don’t know!) Edward. Thus he’s listed VA born on 1880 AZ Census. Enlisted at age 15 with Confederate army. Moved to …

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