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In all fairness, Peter....
Fri Sep 8, 2017 13:20

...don't you think there should be five statues? I mean, what about Warren and Sherm and Johnson? All five were equally liable and named together in the murder warrant. Tourists are constantly lead astray, and this piece erected at the rail stations raises prevarication to an art form.


  • I think the statues.......Peter Brand, Thu Sep 7 20:18
    were erected for tourist purposes, not as a means to worship Wyatt and Doc. It was purely to mark the event and draw people and money to the town. PB
    • In all fairness, Peter.... — K.t.K., Fri Sep 8 13:20
      • I would guessTom Gaumer, Sun Sep 10 18:13
        Ken that the statue contains the two people most known to the public. After all it is for tourists and not historians. I forget what if anything is said on the statues base about the two men... more
        • Statue DescriptionNeil Brown, Sun Sep 10 20:31
          On base of statue: "Dan Bates. American U.S. Wyatt and "Doc" 2005 Bronze, Edition 1/1 Realized through the efforts and generosity of Mary Bates, Jim Click, Bourn Partners, Bruce Ash, Friends of... more
          • Thanks for saving me the trip:-)Tom Gaumer, Sun Sep 10 23:23
            Neil Brown If they had included the fact Stilwell was listed as one of the murderers of Morgan Earp by the Coroner's Hearing in Tombstone, that might have made the revenge slaying more clear. I think ... more
            • AgreedNeil Brown, Mon Sep 11 05:08
              Tom, Agreed. The marker should have pointed out that Frank Stillwell was a prime suspect in the killing of Morgan Earp and was listed as one of the murderers in the Coroner's Hearing. For historical... more
              • Well saidTom Gaumer, Mon Sep 11 09:36
                Neil How do we get Warren and Stilwell added and some words changed. It might not be cheap and the city is probably not going to pay. I will start us out with a pledge of $25. Keep Laughing Tom
              • Nice summaryBob Paul, Mon Sep 11 07:43
                This is a nice summary of events which appear to me to be a mix of "historical accuracy" and "personal view". I've spent a little time looking into the "inclinations of the Governor of Colorado" and... more
                • Re: Nice SummaryNeil Brown, Mon Sep 11 09:05
                  You're right, I am sure my view re: the Governor is incomplete, but it is more my poor memory than personal view. I haven't read my books lately. Looking at Lubet's Murder in Tombstone at the moment, ... more
      • I totally agreePeter Brand, Sat Sep 9 20:07
        I would have liked a statue of the Johnson and McMaster and Warren too, but I think accuracy has never been big in terms of tourism. Legend wins ever time. I take your point that it would be in bad... more
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