The Real-Life Story Of Doc Holliday – The Gunslinging Wild West Legend

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It’s October 26, 1881, and the lawmen of Tombstone, Arizona, are walking into what will go down in history as one of the Wild West’s most notorious shootouts. Indeed, just 30 seconds later, three men will lie dead as the lawmen’s bloody feud with a band of outlaws reaches its dramatic climax. The names of various of the players in that infamous gunfight are remembered to this day. But out of all those who drew their guns at the O.K. Corral, Doc Holliday is among those who has spawned the most legends and myths.