The gunfight took place around 3pm on October 26, 1881 in Tombstone in the Arizona Territory. Approximately 34 bullets were exchanged over the course of 30 seconds, and three men lost their lives. The most famous shootout in the history of the West, it has been recreated in all forms of popular culture. More importantly, the events leading up to and following the gunfight showcased the tenuous separation between good and evil on the American frontier.
This presentation is part of the Farmington Museum's Curator’s Choice Lecture Series: The American West in Fact and Fiction. Each lecture is FREE to the public. For more information, please call (505) 599-1174 or visit www.farmingtonmuseum.org.