Wyatt Earp Did What?

palenske earp in SD 001When people think of Arizona, the first things that come to mind are the Grand Canyon, the hot, dry desert, and Wyatt Earp at the O.K. Corral fight. I know when my daughter-in-law came to Arizona for the first time, she had to see the Grand Canyon and then we drove down to Tombstone. Her greatest thrill was having her photo taken with Wyatt Earp. There is really much more to our State, but sometimes you have to find that historian or scholar willing to follow an interesting lead. On Friday, April 24, attendees at the Arizona History Convention can learn more about Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill Cody – did you know that both men were involved in mining ventures in Arizona and that Earp only spent a short period of time in Arizona, but went on to California? Garner Palenske (author of Wyatt Earp in San Diego) will discuss Earp’s Harqua Hala adventure while Bob Boze Bell, noted for his books on Earp, Holliday and other notorious characters, will talk about Earp in Hollywood. Both authors will be signing their books at the Convention.