"So, for Billy Clanton and Billy Claiborne to take an easier and shorter route to their rendezvous seems very possible and very probable to me."
I have asked everyone I can think of to show some evidence the Billy's took this "back route" to Fly's. Several have referred me to several sources that assert this to be true. Yet I have yet to be pointed to one thing that suggests it beyond unproven assertions and maybes.
Could you point me to any witness then or later that says this "back route" was taken by anyone, including the Billys?
The word "direct" to describe their route does not give any particular support to the "back route." It could easily mean they went there without any stops, such as at the butcher shop or to converse with somebody. It has no meaning that implies a particular route, that I can see.
The claim the Billys got there first is supported by what testimony or evidence?
Supposing they did get there first how does that suggest they took a different route or what that route might have been? If they got there first, it might mean no more than they left the O.K. Corral first going down Fremont.
Can you point to any evidence that a person can hang this back route" assertion on?
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