What Happened in Tombstone in November

November 2, 1880 – Initial results gave incumbent Charles Shibell a slim lead over Bob Paul for Pima County Sheriff. Bob challenged the count, and in April 1881 the courts declared him the winner. November 4, 1879 – George Hinckle defeated...

What Happened in June in Tombstone

June 4, 1880 – John Clum was appointed postmaster of Tombstone. June 22, 1880 – Mike Killeen attempted to ambush “Buckskin” Frank Leslie in the Cosmopolitan Hotel for having an affair with his wife, when George Perine walked in. A gunfight...

May in Tombstone History

May 1, 1880 РThe Tombstone Epitaph began publishing daily and weekly editions. John Clum, founder, wrote a two-column editorial which appeared on the front page. It said, in part: “Tombstone is a city set upon a hill, promising to vie with ancient Rome upon her...

What Happened in April in Tombstone

April 1881 – Bob Paul, former Wells Fargo agent, becomes Pima County Sheriff after a protracted challenge over the November 1880 election results. April 1881- Tombstone’s city council reorganized the City Marshal’s office as a police department, and...

March in Tombstone History

March 3, 1848 – Robert Findley “Frank” McLaury was born in Merideth, New York. He and his brother Tom would eventually lose their lives in the most famous gunfight in the history of the Old West – the O.K. Corral shootout. March 15, 1881...

February Dates in Tombstone History

February, 1881 – The city of Tombstone was incorporated February 10, 1881 – Johnny Behan becomes sheriff of Cochise County, which includes the town of Tombstone. February 11, 1882 – The defendants (Earps and Holliday) filed a Writ of Habeas Corpus...