What We Should Know About the Shoot-Out at the O.K. Corral

By Karen Harris
Tombstone, Arizona in 1881 photographed by C. S. Fly.

When you ask someone to think about the Old West and some of the key events that occurred during the days of cowboys, outlaws, and small-town sheriffs, one event is mentioned more than any other…the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral. Even though that have been numerous movies and books about this infamous Wild West, cops versus robbers, shoot-out Hollywood has often glamorized the event and, depending on which book you read, you may find yourself rooting for the outlaws or the lawmen. So let’s take a brief look at the event to separate fact from fiction about the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral.