Football near the O.K. Corral

Illustration by Bob Boze Bell
Illustration by Bob Boze Bell

George Parsons of Tombstone wrote this in his diary on January 12, 1882: “Grand football racket this afternoon on Fremont Street near Fourth. All hands joined in, all kinds of conditions and we had much joy.  Result about $10 worth of glass broken in Epitaph and Nugget and some sore
toes.” There is no record of Wyatt
Earp playing, but it’s probably safe to
say he would have had a leg up
on the cowboys.

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Bob Boze Bell

In 1999, Bob Boze Bell and partners bought True West magazine (published since 1953) and moved the editorial offices to Cave Creek, Arizona. Bell has published and illustrated books on Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, as well as Classic Gunfights, an Old West gunfight book series. His latest books are The 66 Kid and True West Moments.