1.) Since we don't know who Frank McLaury was talking to, it is hard to see why you continue to be so focused on Smith.
2.) Again, if the cow-boys were headed for the West End Corral, why doesn't Frank McLaury simply say that is where they would be? This was the prime point of my previous post. Why won't you address this question?
another one opens, that's what makes this so interesting at least to a novice like myself. Do we know what Smith's position was a the time, if it was indeed Smith? Was he a lawyer or a prosecutor? If ... more
Obviously there is no correct answer to why they picked there location to gather and decide their course of action. They were out of view of the Earp's and maybe looking to confront Holliday? At one... more
bfrey, 1.) What evidence do you have that Frank McLaury was talking to Marcus Smith? 2). You won't like this, but as a former teacher, can you please try to present proper spelling and grammar in... more
We have a witness seeing him talking to a tall man and listening to the exchange that was noted. I gave you the details of the evidence that it could be Smith. I will make a better attempt, but when... more
There is some evidence pointing to the tall man as Smith. It certainly is not conclusive, but there is some evidence. What is the bearing on this whole scenario if it was or was not Smith? Smith was... more
The plain fact is that we would not be having this discussion at all if Pat Hayhurst had not identified "the tall man" as Marcus A. Smith in a note. The plain fact is that we have no idea whatsoever... more
No Mr Smith was not the tallest man in Tombstone, he was a very large man by the standards in those days. He was the tallest man on Bauer's porch before the gunfight. Unless Bob Paul was lurking... more
Chris, You have been commenting on this board with articulate prowess. Unless you have walked the walk I suggest the verbiage that you demonstrate should be restrained. Franks refusal to surrender... more
When a witness here tries to make an identification of a suspect and thinks its him, looks like him, could be him, but isn't positively sure we call it a partial identification. The witness has seen... more
The question is what witness (a person who was there at the time) said that the tall man looked like Smith, could have been Smith, but wasn't sure it was Smith? What we have is a researcher who was... more