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Frank Mclaury

  • Wild West Magazine

    Where Legends Rest in the West

    Westerners in the 19th century, at least most of those we remember today, were men of action. They roamed the Plains and the Rockies. They trapped and hunted. They fought with fists, knives and guns. They lived off the land. They civilized...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Fatal Mix-up on Fremont Street

    The two factions in Tombstone on October 26, 1881, likely wanted to engage in little more than a war of words but quickly became reluctant warriors in the gunfight of the century. Historians have advanced various explanations as to the why...

  • Wild West

    2014 Six-Shooter Award: The Will of McLaury

    ‘It was as cold-blooded and foul a murder as has been recorded,’ Texas lawyer Will McLaury wrote after brothers Tom and Frank fell in the gunfight near the O.K. Corral...

  • Wild West Discussions

    Wild West Discussion – October 2013

    Regarding the gunfight that broke out on October 26, 1881, near Tombstone’s O.K. Corral: Do you see it as a battle between good and evil or a battle between two flawed frontier factions? Which set of brothers—the Earps, Clantons or...

  • Wild West Editorial

    Letter From Wild West – October 2013

    Authors Paul Lee Johnson and Scott Dyke, and Wild West History Association President Pam Potter, consider the McLaurys' and Clantons' roles in the 1881 gunfight near the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz....

  • WW Issues

    Letter from Wild West – October 2010

    Such famous (and infamous) brothers as the Earps, Mastersons, Chisums, Daltons, Youngers and Jameses made their mark on the Western frontier. Morgan Earp is the cover subject of the October Wild West....

  • Discussions

    Wild West Discussion – December 2009

    Famous brothers fought on both sides of the law in the Old West. Which of the following sets of brothers do you find most representative of the Wild West and/or are the ones you would most want to meet: Wyatt, Virgil, Morgan and Warren...

  • Wild West

    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: Did Tom McLaury Have a Gun

    One of the most candidly understated descriptions of a funeral in the history of the Old West was written by Arizona historian Opie Rundle Burgess in her 1967 book Bisbee, Not So Long Ago, when she recorded her mother’s memories of...

  • Wild West

    O.K. Corral: A Gunfight Shrouded in Mystery

    Cowboy Billy Clanton still lay dying, his face contorted with pain, when the press began the difficult task of piecing together the details of an October 1881 street battle in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. In later years it would become...

  • Wild West

    Twenty-Four Hours With Ike Clanton

    All-night card games were hardly unusual at the Occidental Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. But the game that broke up at 7 o’clock on the morning of October 26, 1881, was one the players would never forget — nor would...