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Historical Society to bring Wyatt Earp to BCC

Wyatt Earp is descendant of legendary Tombstone lawman. Proceeds from his show will help to relocate the historic Canon School Museum

Wyatt Earp is descendant of legendary Tombstone lawman. Proceeds from his show will help to relocate the historic Canon School Museum

The Black Canyon Historical Society and Rock Springs Cafe is bringing Wyatt Earp to the community on November 15.

Earp will appear on the patio at Rock Springs.

Wyatt Earp is the great-grand nephew of the legendary Tombstone lawman and bears a striking resemblance to him. Earp will present an hour-long one-man play about "The Story of the O.K. Corral" and what really happened there October 26, 1881.

Earp travels throughout the country for his presentations. The event begins at Rock Springs with dinner from 4 - 6 p.m.

Jim Bartlett, Prescott balladeer, will entertain prior to the Wyatt Earp performance at 6:30 pm.

Al Bates and Lee Hanchett will both be on hand for book signings and sales. Bates wrote Jack Swilling: Arizona's Most Lied About Pioneer and Hanchett wrote Catch the Stage to Phoenix. Both books include a lot of local history.

Wyatt Earp reportedly did spend time in the area when he visited Doc Holiday in the 1880s. At that time Holiday was living in Gillett, about two miles south of Rock Springs.

Tickets for the dinner event are $25 and proceeds will benefit the Black Canyon Historical Society to help relocate the Old Cañon School Museum to the new Heritage Park on Old Black Canyon Highway.

The Historical Society purchased the old schoolhouse located on Schoolhouse Road from the school district at auction in June 2008. Plans are underway for relocation.

For tickets or more information contact Bob Nilles at 623-374-0332.

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