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Urilla Sutherland10432, 10433, 10434 was born 10 Jan 1850 in Fairfax, Linn, IL, USA10435, 10436, and died 1870 in In childbirth, along with the child, Lamar, Barton, MO, USA10436. She married Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp on 10 Jan 1870 in Lamar, Missouri, son of Nicholas Porter Earp and Virginia Anne Cooksey.

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Phony Photograph of Urilla Sutherland

One writer claimed this picture is of Wyatt's first wife, Urilla Sutherland, but it is actually of a woman named Christine Mayer, who was also known as "Kid Glove Rosey" and was arrested for shoplifting in the late 1800s.








Colorado, Idaho, and San Diego


1884, January 15 - Wyatt Earp and Josie are in Fort Worth, Texas.
1884, January 17 - Wyatt and Josie take the train to Trinidad, Colorado. Their ultimate destination is Eagle City, Idaho where there is a strike.
1884, January 26 - The Earps take the steamer, Amelia Wheaton, to the Mission.
1884, January 30 - After more overland travel, the Earp party arrives in Eagle City, Idaho. The very next day Wyatt and James are looking for a good claim.
1884, January 31 - Jim and Wyatt retire for the evening to the Acion Saloon where, late, an impromptu election is held making Wyatt deputy sheriff of Kootenai County.
1884, February 1 - There is fierce competition for claims with a rather tricky legal situation. A.J. Prichard has illegally filed claims over much of the area by proxy. In turn the locals (which now include Wyatt and Jim Earp) stake claims over his prior claim. This leads to intense legal difficulities in the area.
1884, April 2 - Wyatt Earp files for the Eagle Creek Placer claim.
1884, April 4 - There is a shoot out in Eagle City over a town lot. Wyatt Earp and Jim Earp wade in as representives of law and order.
1884, April 7 - Jim and Wyatt, with partners, finalize a number of important real estate deals in Eagle City.
1884, April 15 - Wyatt pays one dollar to W.H. Carroll of Fort Coeur d'Alene for a share in the Point of Rock claim in Eagle Creek.
1884, April 26 - Wyatt buys the tent that will be the White Elephant Saloon.
1884, April 30 - Wyatt buys five acres.
1884, May 1 - Wyatt buys the Golden Gate claim.
1884, May 10 - Wyatt and his partners locate a number of claims.
1884, May 20 - Law suit is brought against the Earp brothers that they jumped a claim. The Earps won on July 25.
1884, May 29 - Jim Earp locates the Jessie Jay claim.
1884, Early June - Warren Earp joins his brothers, moves in with Jim who still has sent for the ailing Bessie to join him in the rough gold camp.
1884, June 9 - Andy Prichard sues Wyatt for claim jumping and wins.
1884, June 19/20 - After Thomas Steele abuses a woman in the street he's shot and killed by Danny Ferguson, who surrenders to Wyatt Earp as deputy sheriff. Later, however, he flees since Steele's friends have it in for him.
1884, August 15 - The Earps take delivery of a new pump.
1884, September 20 - The gold camp in the Coeur d'Alene is panned out and Wyatt, Jim, and Josie pull up stakes. Warren stays in the area. Shortly after Jim heads back to California to be with his Bessie, who dies.
1884, December 3 - Josie and Wyatt travel from Colorado to Raton, New Mexico at the request of the Wells Fargo. There Wyatt turns down the job of Deputy Sheriff at the behest of Josie.
1884, December 6 - Josie and Wyatt go to the Raton horse races.
1884, December 12 - The local newspaper takes note of Wyatt Earp's presence in town.
1884, December 26 - The White Elephant is sold for non-payment of back taxes.
1885, April 15 - The Earps were in El Paso where Wyatt was witness to a fatal gunfight in the Gem Saloon and was to testify later at the inquest.
1885, May - The Earps are in Aspen where Wyatt goes into partnership with H.C. Hughes in the Fashion Saloon.
1885, October - Deputy U.S. Marshal E.M. Mills recruits Wyatt to arrest a stage robber by the name of James Crothers.
1885, Late (maybe '86) - In Denver the Earps run into Doc Holliday at the Windsor Hotel. Josie was to recall it as a tender reunion.
1887, Early - The Police Gazette runs a story recapping the Tombstone story.
1887 - Wyatt and Josie join Virgil and Allie in San Diego, buying up property. Possibly Bat Masterson was there too. San Diego was experiencing a big land boom at this time. Wyatt owned or leased at least four saloons as well as numerous other properties.
1887, September 14 - Ike Clanton is shot and killed by detective J.V. Brighton who was hired to chase down outlaws.
1887, November 8 - John Henry Holliday dies in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
1888, July 3 - Celia Ann Blaylock, also known as Mattie Earp, dies of a laudanum overdose in Globe, Arizona.
1888, July 8 - Virgil buys a house in Colton, California and deeds all his Colton property to his wife Allie.
1888 - Wyatt is referee for prize fights in San Diego, along with interests in horse racing and gambling. At thist time Wyatt and Jose made friends with Lucky Baldwin.

Earp Historical Timeline Page 11
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San Francisco and Alaska
1893 - By this year Wyatt and Josie Earp were sharing some of their favorite years in the colorful city of San Francisco. Their address is listed in 1893 ast 145 Ellis Street. His profession is "capitalist".
1893, April - Wyatt got in a fight with bookie Billy Roeder. Roeder took inside information that Wyatt gave him regarding Wyatt's trotter Lottie Mills and used it to bet up the odds and then made fun of Wyatt. Wyatt gave the bookie a good slap and quick kick up the rear.
1893, Summer - Wyatt and Josie visit the Chicago World's Fair.
1893, November 4 - Virgil and Allie move from Colton and head to the new boomtown of Vanderbilt, California. Earp builds a dance hall called 'Earp's Hall'. Virgil loses the race for constable of the Needles Township.
1894, December 27 - Virgil and Allie pull up stakes again and move to Cripple Creek, Colorado.
1895 - Wyatt and Josie live at 720 McAllister with Josie's sister.
1895, October 23 - Virgil and Allie move back to Prescott, Arizona where Virgil takes up mining and invests in the Grizzly mine.
1896 - Wyatt is now listed as a "horseman" and lives at 514-A 7th Avenue, near Fulton. He is involved in harness racing.
1896, Summer - San Francisco Examiner Sunday Magazine prints a three part series based on Wyatt's Arizona experiences. It is ghostwritten and in a somewhat florid style, popular at the time.
1896, November 17 - A cave-in in the Grizzly mine pins Virgil to the ground. He was rescued after being unconscious for several hours and suffered injuries that include crushed ankles and feet, cuts on his face, bruises, and a dislocated hip.
1896, December 2 - Wyatt Earp referees the Sharkey/Fitzsimmons rprize fight at the Mechanic's Pavilion in San Francisco. It turned out to be one of the single most unpleasant experiences of Wyatt's life. First he has to be disarmed of his Colt .45. Fitzsimmon's manager has heard the fight is to be fixed and is not pleased with Earp as choice of referee. In the eighth round Fitzsimmons delivers a knockout punch to Sharkey who goes down to the canvas but Wyatt calls a foul because he has seen Fitzsimmons go below the belt. Fitzsimmons would sue for the purse but the court upheld Wyatt's decision. The San Francisco papers, however, were to lambast, lampoon, and scrutinize Wyatt for a full month. Wyatt Earp shown being divested of his firearm in the San Francisco Examiner
1896, December 3-17 - Wyatt is a witness at the hearing where Bob Fitzsimmons sues for the purse money. The hearing is more about his honesty than any other single issue. Wyatt Earp lampooned in the San Francisco Call
1896, December 10 - Wyatt appears in court over carrying a concealed weapon. Wyatt argued that he needed one for protection and was released after paying a $50 fine.
1896, December 20 - Wyatt liquidates his sporting assets in San Francisco 1897, March 17 - Bat Masterson is hired as part of a large force of bouncers for World Heavy-weight Boxing Crown. He might have recruited Wyatt. Certainly Wyatt was present, giving Fitzsimmons an opportunity to snub the already humiliated Wyatt. Bob Fitzsimmons beats J. Corbett in Carson City, Nevada.
1897, July 15 - Wyatt and Josie are in Yuma, Arizona when news reaches of the arrival of the S.S. Excelsior arriving in the port of San Francisco laden with gold from Alaska. Wyatt sells his Studebaker wagon and heads, with Josie, to San Francisco. Unfortunately Wyatt dislocates his shoulder in a fall, trying to catch a trolley, and is bedridden for three weeks. They catch the S.S. City of Seattle for Alaska. Due to their late startthey have to winter in Rampart City.
1899, July - Wyatt Earp manages a canteen that sells beer and cigars.
1899, September - Wyatt Earp and C.E. Hoxsie build the Dexter Saloon in Nome, Alaska.
1899 - Nome Gold Digger reports that Wyatt Earp left on a steamer for San Francisco.
1899, November 13 - The San Francisco Examiner reports that Wyatt Earp has been doing well with his businesses in Alaska.
1900, April 28 - The Call, ever ready to pick on Wyatt Earp, publishs an incident where Wyatt gets into fight with Tom Mulqueen, another horseman, over the honesty of a jockey that was a friend of Muqueens. Mulqueen wipes the floor with Wyatt, knocking him out with a punch to the face. Wyatt never denied the incident.
1900, June 29 - Wyatt is arrested in Nome, Alaska for interfering with an officer while in the discharge of his duty. Wyatt's story is that he was attempting to assist the deputy marshal and his actions were misconstrued. He is released without charges.
1900, July 6 - A range foreman by the name of Johnnie Boyett shoots and kills Warren Earp in Willcox, Arizona. Warren was 45. It would take weeks before Wyatt would receive the news in Alaska.
1900, July 15 - The New York Tribune would report that it was Wyatt Earp that was killed with the headlines "Wyat Earp Shot at Nome; The Arizona 'Bad Man' Not Quick Enough With His Gun." The story went on to tell what a terror Wyatt was to the good citizens of Nome. Various papers around the country put out bizarre stories about the Earps. Even Virgil was reported dead in Seattle. Apparently no one had heard of Warren before.
1900, August 30 - Noted Tombstone diarist George Parsons had a memorable evening in the company of old friends Wyatt Earp and John Clum. To have been a fly on the wall that night as Wyatt freely discussed old times.
1900, September 12 - Wyatt Earp and Nathan Marcus (Wyatt's brother-in-law) were brought up on charges of beating a soldier Walter Summers.
1901 - Josie and Wyatt spend their last season in Alaska. While the family reckons they left Alaska with $80,000 - a massive fortune in those days - it was not all good times. Wyatt resented Sadie's gambling habit (Sadie was what Wyatt called Josie all their lives together) and she resented his womanizing.
1901 - Passing through Los Angeles Wyatt talks to the Los Angeles Express. He has this to say about the scandal in San Francisco about the Sharkey Fitzsimmons bout: "I easily can explain the attack of certain newspapers," said Mr. Earp. "I had been doing work for the Examiner for three months previous to the fight. At the time both the Call and the Chronicle were bitterly fighting the Examiner, and when I refereed the mill, I was their chance to get back at their rival over me. However, a referre is always open to the attacks of newspapers, friends of either fighter and to incompetent sporting editors have an exalted opinion of themselves."

The Final Years

1902, February 1 - Wyatt and Josie turn up in Tonapah, Nevada. There Wyatt financed a saloon called The Northern. Wyatt also served as a deputy U.S. Marshal under Marshal J.F. Emmitt. Wyatt was also hired to chase of claim jumpers.
1903 - Wyatt is Los Angeles - where he angrily refutes an article that has him being beaten by a midget mountie after he supposedly was drunk and bullying. For a start, as Wyatt points out, he was never been in Dawson City. Old friend and Tombstone diarist George Parsons, also in Los Angeles at the time, was vocal in his support of Wyatt.
1903 - 1910 - Wyatt often works as a special assistant to the Los Angeles Police Department - taking on tasks that couldn't be performed legally like chasing fugitives into Mexico and bringing them back for trial. Wyatt uses former police officer Arthur M. King as his assistant.
1904, Summer - Virgil and Allie go to the camp of Goldfield, Nevada.
1905, February - The Tonopah paper reports that Virgil Earp is working as a bouncer in the National Club in Goldfield, Nevada.
1905, May - Wyatt and Josie stack out the "Happy Days" mine in Parker, Arizona. Sometime around this year Wyatt meets engineer John H. Flood who was to become his unpaid personal secretary and friend. Flood would produce a manuscript of Wyatt's life.
1905, October 19 - Virgil slips into death in the arms of pneumonia, an epidemic that was to claim many lives in Goldfield. Allie is holding his hand right at the end. They were together 32 years.
1907, November 12 - Nicholas Earp dies at the Soldier's Home in Sawtelle, California.
1910, October - George Parsons is asked by LAPD commissioner Tom Lewis to head up a special posse. He has a bad ankle so Wyatt Earp is chosen as second choice. This would lead to the last armed confrontation of Wyatt's career. Assistant Arthur King would later say it was the most 'nervy' thing he had seen Wyatt do.
1911, July 21 - Wyatt Earp is arrested on charges of running a confidence game along with some other men. The charges are dropped due to bad police procedure. Wyatt claimed he had no knowledge of the game being rigged.
1915 - Director Raoul Walsh tells in his autobiography about meeting Jack London and Wyatt Earp. Wyatt was friends with Jack since Alaska and clearly Wyatt was beginning to meet studio people at this time. He was to meet young Marion Morrison (John Wayne) and Tom Mix.
1920 - Wyatt begins an extensive correspondence with William S. Hart, silent screen cowboy star.
1920 - Daughter-in-law of Henry Hooker, Forrestine Hooker, interviews Wyatt for a manuscript on Tombstone. However they later fall out and Wyatt prevents publication of the manuscript even though it's in his favor.
1921, October 25 - Bat Masterson dies at work in New York. Author Stuart Lake decides to track down Wyatt Earp before it's too late to get the 'real story' of the Old West.
1922 - A couple of very negative and inaccurate accounts come out about the events in Tombstone that are to trouble Wyatt deeply.
1923 - Bill Hart suggests Wyatt write his life to contradict the false stories that continue to circulate. Wyatt asks his friend John Flood to help since he had worked as Wyatt's personal secretary and was an expert typist (!). The Earps are not well off at this time, in the days before social security, and living in Earp, near Vidal. The Happy Days mine was not a big earner. Wyatt was ill. Sadie was gambling and losing money. The Earps sometimes stay with Charles Welsh and his family, a friend from the Alaska Days, in San Bernadino. The Welshs were not fond of Sadie (Josie) and relate that she got an allowance from her family that she used to gamble away - leaving Wyatt hungry a great deal of the time. It was at the Welsh's that Flood interviewed Wyatt for the book. Josie was always in attendance, editing.
1926, January 25 - James Earp dies in Los Angeles, a widower.
1926 - Flood finishs his horribly written manuscript. Both Wyatt and Hart are puzzled at its cold reception.
1926, July - Chicago Journalist Walter Noble Burns visits Lost Angeles and inquires about writing Wyatt's biography but Wyatt is loyal to the Flood manuscript. Wyatt does allow Burns to interview him about Doc Holliday though. By the time that Wyatt and Hart realize that the Flood is the problem, not Wyatt's story, Flood suggests Burns as a writer, but Burns is already going to press with a book about Wyatt and Tombstone without Wyatt's input. Wyatt tried to put a stop to publication.
1927, December - Tombstone: An Iliad of the Southwest by Walter Noble Burns is published.
1927 - The Earps are living in a dingy and tiny apartment in 17th Street in Los Angeles. Wyatt is often left alone while Josie gambles. He is too ill to work and while they may be living off of Sadie's family, she feels free to gamble what they get away.
1927, December 25 - Stuart Lake begins writing to Wyatt Earp.
1928, Summer - Wyatt meets with Stuart Lake for a series of interviews.
1928 - Helldorado is published. It's Billy Breakenridge's account of the Tombstone days. It specially angers Wyatt who has been helpful to Billy in recent years.
1928, October - George Parsons spends an afternoon with old friend Wyatt Earp.
1929, January 13 - Wyatt dies, 80 years old, at 8:05am on a Sunday. His funeral is attended by Bill Hart, George Parsons, John Clum, and Tom Mix among others. Josie was not in attendance.
1929, October 24-27 - Tombstone holds it's first Helldorado celebration. John Clum attends. He was not amused by the gunfight re-enactment that was included.


Historians : Found an error? Please feel free to email me at wyattearp@gingergeezer.net with corrections.

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Sources:
The Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp by Bob Boze Bell, Boze Books, 1993
Wyatt Earp and the Coeur d'Alene Gold!: Stampede to Idaho Territory, by Jerry Dolph and Arthur Randall, Eagle City Publishing, 1999
Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend, by Casey Tefertiller, John Wiley & Sons, 1999
Wyatt Earp: The Missing Years, San Diego in the 1880's, by Kenneth R. Cilch and Kenneth R. Cilch, Jr., Gaslamp Books, 1998
The Earp Papers : In a Brother's Image by Don Chaput
The Truth About Wyatt Earp by Richard E. Erwin
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Phony Photograph of Urilla Sutherland

One writer claimed this picture is of Wyatt's first wife, Urilla Sutherland, but it is actually of a woman named Christine Mayer, who was also known as "Kid Glove Rosey" and was arrested for shoplifting in the late 1800s.








Colorado, Idaho, and San Diego


1884, January 15 - Wyatt Earp and Josie are in Fort Worth, Texas.
1884, January 17 - Wyatt and Josie take the train to Trinidad, Colorado. Their ultimate destination is Eagle City, Idaho where there is a strike.
1884, January 26 - The Earps take the steamer, Amelia Wheaton, to the Mission.
1884, January 30 - After more overland travel, the Earp party arrives in Eagle City, Idaho. The very next day Wyatt and James are looking for a good claim.
1884, January 31 - Jim and Wyatt retire for the evening to the Acion Saloon where, late, an impromptu election is held making Wyatt deputy sheriff of Kootenai County.
1884, February 1 - There is fierce competition for claims with a rather tricky legal situation. A.J. Prichard has illegally filed claims over much of the area by proxy. In turn the locals (which now include Wyatt and Jim Earp) stake claims over his prior claim. This leads to intense legal difficulities in the area.
1884, April 2 - Wyatt Earp files for the Eagle Creek Placer claim.
1884, April 4 - There is a shoot out in Eagle City over a town lot. Wyatt Earp and Jim Earp wade in as representives of law and order.
1884, April 7 - Jim and Wyatt, with partners, finalize a number of important real estate deals in Eagle City.
1884, April 15 - Wyatt pays one dollar to W.H. Carroll of Fort Coeur d'Alene for a share in the Point of Rock claim in Eagle Creek.
1884, April 26 - Wyatt buys the tent that will be the White Elephant Saloon.
1884, April 30 - Wyatt buys five acres.
1884, May 1 - Wyatt buys the Golden Gate claim.
1884, May 10 - Wyatt and his partners locate a number of claims.
1884, May 20 - Law suit is brought against the Earp brothers that they jumped a claim. The Earps won on July 25.
1884, May 29 - Jim Earp locates the Jessie Jay claim.
1884, Early June - Warren Earp joins his brothers, moves in with Jim who still has sent for the ailing Bessie to join him in the rough gold camp.
1884, June 9 - Andy Prichard sues Wyatt for claim jumping and wins.
1884, June 19/20 - After Thomas Steele abuses a woman in the street he's shot and killed by Danny Ferguson, who surrenders to Wyatt Earp as deputy sheriff. Later, however, he flees since Steele's friends have it in for him.
1884, August 15 - The Earps take delivery of a new pump.
1884, September 20 - The gold camp in the Coeur d'Alene is panned out and Wyatt, Jim, and Josie pull up stakes. Warren stays in the area. Shortly after Jim heads back to California to be with his Bessie, who dies.
1884, December 3 - Josie and Wyatt travel from Colorado to Raton, New Mexico at the request of the Wells Fargo. There Wyatt turns down the job of Deputy Sheriff at the behest of Josie.
1884, December 6 - Josie and Wyatt go to the Raton horse races.
1884, December 12 - The local newspaper takes note of Wyatt Earp's presence in town.
1884, December 26 - The White Elephant is sold for non-payment of back taxes.
1885, April 15 - The Earps were in El Paso where Wyatt was witness to a fatal gunfight in the Gem Saloon and was to testify later at the inquest.
1885, May - The Earps are in Aspen where Wyatt goes into partnership with H.C. Hughes in the Fashion Saloon.
1885, October - Deputy U.S. Marshal E.M. Mills recruits Wyatt to arrest a stage robber by the name of James Crothers.
1885, Late (maybe '86) - In Denver the Earps run into Doc Holliday at the Windsor Hotel. Josie was to recall it as a tender reunion.
1887, Early - The Police Gazette runs a story recapping the Tombstone story.
1887 - Wyatt and Josie join Virgil and Allie in San Diego, buying up property. Possibly Bat Masterson was there too. San Diego was experiencing a big land boom at this time. Wyatt owned or leased at least four saloons as well as numerous other properties.
1887, September 14 - Ike Clanton is shot and killed by detective J.V. Brighton who was hired to chase down outlaws.
1887, November 8 - John Henry Holliday dies in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
1888, July 3 - Celia Ann Blaylock, also known as Mattie Earp, dies of a laudanum overdose in Globe, Arizona.
1888, July 8 - Virgil buys a house in Colton, California and deeds all his Colton property to his wife Allie.
1888 - Wyatt is referee for prize fights in San Diego, along with interests in horse racing and gambling. At thist time Wyatt and Jose made friends with Lucky Baldwin.

Earp Historical Timeline Page 11
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

San Francisco and Alaska
1893 - By this year Wyatt and Josie Earp were sharing some of their favorite years in the colorful city of San Francisco. Their address is listed in 1893 ast 145 Ellis Street. His profession is "capitalist".
1893, April - Wyatt got in a fight with bookie Billy Roeder. Roeder took inside information that Wyatt gave him regarding Wyatt's trotter Lottie Mills and used it to bet up the odds and then made fun of Wyatt. Wyatt gave the bookie a good slap and quick kick up the rear.
1893, Summer - Wyatt and Josie visit the Chicago World's Fair.
1893, November 4 - Virgil and Allie move from Colton and head to the new boomtown of Vanderbilt, California. Earp builds a dance hall called 'Earp's Hall'. Virgil loses the race for constable of the Needles Township.
1894, December 27 - Virgil and Allie pull up stakes again and move to Cripple Creek, Colorado.
1895 - Wyatt and Josie live at 720 McAllister with Josie's sister.
1895, October 23 - Virgil and Allie move back to Prescott, Arizona where Virgil takes up mining and invests in the Grizzly mine.
1896 - Wyatt is now listed as a "horseman" and lives at 514-A 7th Avenue, near Fulton. He is involved in harness racing.
1896, Summer - San Francisco Examiner Sunday Magazine prints a three part series based on Wyatt's Arizona experiences. It is ghostwritten and in a somewhat florid style, popular at the time.
1896, November 17 - A cave-in in the Grizzly mine pins Virgil to the ground. He was rescued after being unconscious for several hours and suffered injuries that include crushed ankles and feet, cuts on his face, bruises, and a dislocated hip.
1896, December 2 - Wyatt Earp referees the Sharkey/Fitzsimmons rprize fight at the Mechanic's Pavilion in San Francisco. It turned out to be one of the single most unpleasant experiences of Wyatt's life. First he has to be disarmed of his Colt .45. Fitzsimmon's manager has heard the fight is to be fixed and is not pleased with Earp as choice of referee. In the eighth round Fitzsimmons delivers a knockout punch to Sharkey who goes down to the canvas but Wyatt calls a foul because he has seen Fitzsimmons go below the belt. Fitzsimmons would sue for the purse but the court upheld Wyatt's decision. The San Francisco papers, however, were to lambast, lampoon, and scrutinize Wyatt for a full month. Wyatt Earp shown being divested of his firearm in the San Francisco Examiner
1896, December 3-17 - Wyatt is a witness at the hearing where Bob Fitzsimmons sues for the purse money. The hearing is more about his honesty than any other single issue. Wyatt Earp lampooned in the San Francisco Call
1896, December 10 - Wyatt appears in court over carrying a concealed weapon. Wyatt argued that he needed one for protection and was released after paying a $50 fine.
1896, December 20 - Wyatt liquidates his sporting assets in San Francisco 1897, March 17 - Bat Masterson is hired as part of a large force of bouncers for World Heavy-weight Boxing Crown. He might have recruited Wyatt. Certainly Wyatt was present, giving Fitzsimmons an opportunity to snub the already humiliated Wyatt. Bob Fitzsimmons beats J. Corbett in Carson City, Nevada.
1897, July 15 - Wyatt and Josie are in Yuma, Arizona when news reaches of the arrival of the S.S. Excelsior arriving in the port of San Francisco laden with gold from Alaska. Wyatt sells his Studebaker wagon and heads, with Josie, to San Francisco. Unfortunately Wyatt dislocates his shoulder in a fall, trying to catch a trolley, and is bedridden for three weeks. They catch the S.S. City of Seattle for Alaska. Due to their late startthey have to winter in Rampart City.
1899, July - Wyatt Earp manages a canteen that sells beer and cigars.
1899, September - Wyatt Earp and C.E. Hoxsie build the Dexter Saloon in Nome, Alaska.
1899 - Nome Gold Digger reports that Wyatt Earp left on a steamer for San Francisco.
1899, November 13 - The San Francisco Examiner reports that Wyatt Earp has been doing well with his businesses in Alaska.
1900, April 28 - The Call, ever ready to pick on Wyatt Earp, publishs an incident where Wyatt gets into fight with Tom Mulqueen, another horseman, over the honesty of a jockey that was a friend of Muqueens. Mulqueen wipes the floor with Wyatt, knocking him out with a punch to the face. Wyatt never denied the incident.
1900, June 29 - Wyatt is arrested in Nome, Alaska for interfering with an officer while in the discharge of his duty. Wyatt's story is that he was attempting to assist the deputy marshal and his actions were misconstrued. He is released without charges.
1900, July 6 - A range foreman by the name of Johnnie Boyett shoots and kills Warren Earp in Willcox, Arizona. Warren was 45. It would take weeks before Wyatt would receive the news in Alaska.
1900, July 15 - The New York Tribune would report that it was Wyatt Earp that was killed with the headlines "Wyat Earp Shot at Nome; The Arizona 'Bad Man' Not Quick Enough With His Gun." The story went on to tell what a terror Wyatt was to the good citizens of Nome. Various papers around the country put out bizarre stories about the Earps. Even Virgil was reported dead in Seattle. Apparently no one had heard of Warren before.
1900, August 30 - Noted Tombstone diarist George Parsons had a memorable evening in the company of old friends Wyatt Earp and John Clum. To have been a fly on the wall that night as Wyatt freely discussed old times.
1900, September 12 - Wyatt Earp and Nathan Marcus (Wyatt's brother-in-law) were brought up on charges of beating a soldier Walter Summers.
1901 - Josie and Wyatt spend their last season in Alaska. While the family reckons they left Alaska with $80,000 - a massive fortune in those days - it was not all good times. Wyatt resented Sadie's gambling habit (Sadie was what Wyatt called Josie all their lives together) and she resented his womanizing.
1901 - Passing through Los Angeles Wyatt talks to the Los Angeles Express. He has this to say about the scandal in San Francisco about the Sharkey Fitzsimmons bout: "I easily can explain the attack of certain newspapers," said Mr. Earp. "I had been doing work for the Examiner for three months previous to the fight. At the time both the Call and the Chronicle were bitterly fighting the Examiner, and when I refereed the mill, I was their chance to get back at their rival over me. However, a referre is always open to the attacks of newspapers, friends of either fighter and to incompetent sporting editors have an exalted opinion of themselves."

The Final Years

1902, February 1 - Wyatt and Josie turn up in Tonapah, Nevada. There Wyatt financed a saloon called The Northern. Wyatt also served as a deputy U.S. Marshal under Marshal J.F. Emmitt. Wyatt was also hired to chase of claim jumpers.
1903 - Wyatt is Los Angeles - where he angrily refutes an article that has him being beaten by a midget mountie after he supposedly was drunk and bullying. For a start, as Wyatt points out, he was never been in Dawson City. Old friend and Tombstone diarist George Parsons, also in Los Angeles at the time, was vocal in his support of Wyatt.
1903 - 1910 - Wyatt often works as a special assistant to the Los Angeles Police Department - taking on tasks that couldn't be performed legally like chasing fugitives into Mexico and bringing them back for trial. Wyatt uses former

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