Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp 1848 – 1929
Wyatt Earp had many occupations in his 80 years. He started as a farmer, of his families 80 acre farm, at 13 years of age when all the other men folk joined the army.
He drove a cargo wagon with a team of horses, he bought and sold real estate including saloons, he was listed as a gambler in the San Diego City Directory in 1887. In 1869 he was appointed local constable at Lamar, Missouri. He was a city marshall, or police officer, in Wichita from 1871 to 1876, and later various other frontier towns such as Deadwood.
He is best remembered for the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, with two of his brothers,Virgil and Morgan, and his friend Doc Holliday. The shootout resulted in Wyatt Earp being thought of as one of the best and toughest gunmen of the times.
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