Visit the Farmington Museum for the latest installment of the Curator’s Choice Lecture Series. This free presentation by museum curator, Jeffrey Richardson, will focus on the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
The gunfight took place around 3:00 p.m. 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 the gunfight showcased the tenuous separation between good and evil on the American frontier.
Tombstone poster, 1993. (Courtesy of Hollywood Pictures)