There happened to be a special place available for engagements of dispute ranging the whole gamut from cussing matches, rough & tumble brawls, knife fights to pistol duels. It was a piece of land in limbo - relinquished by the government (Fort Keogh) yet not available for civilian use - called “no-man’s land.” Homicides committed here were supposed to go un-challenged by local law, although once in a while an arrest was made anyway for lawyers to re-hashing in court jurisdiction, jurisprudence, etc. Nothing to fear for Morg however, since he and Louisa were super-friendly with the County Coroner, a bachelor party boy in the clique, who later helped them sell their homestead ranch. Nothwithstanding the fact that the sporting syndicate had its own in-house attorney - another pal of Morg. The Earp couple had more stinkin' friends than you could shake a stick at.
Another myth dispelled! Without recreating your whole rough draft here, would you kindly say the who, what, why, where, when and how involved in that gunplay? It'll tide me over for a little while.... more