Jerry said everything and more I would offer on the photo of discussion. Gary has been kind enough to share a lot of the photograph's background with me and how the discovery came to be. I'll add that the original photograph is still with Marge Elliot in Tombstone (as of last October). The museum is not open as often as it used to be, but if in town it's worth a trip. Seeing any relic or photograph in person is worth the effort in my view.
he following photograph had the caption, "This picture, shot in the mid-1880's by the noted photographer C.S. Fly, is the only known period photograph of the site of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral." ... more
As Jerry Mentioned....Gary McLelland — Mike Mihaljevich,Tue Apr 05 22:40
The story on the photo is that at some point Fly gave it to Dr. George Goodfellow. It was in the possession of his family until it ended up in Steve Elliott's museum. While looking at a number of phot... more
Erik, I was talking to Gary the other day and he said he saw your message. He doesn't get on the discussion boards any more, but if you want you can email me with how he can contact you and I will for... more
Thanks for the info. Not what I was expecting.
I was expecting the vacant lot to look more like a lumber yard. Stacks of lumber, wagons to haul it...
But, it that was the case, I suppose it wouldn... more
Jones, Gary thought you might find the following from his Old West Magazine site of interest. Also, he thinks that the "unknown person" in the photo is a woman and might be Mollie Fly.
Enjoyed the video. Not in sync with all the locations, but who is.
I find the designation of the building next to Fly's interesting.
He designates it as Summers Clothing.
The fire map has it as an... more
Hello again, Jones. I am happy to see another investigator into the Tombstone quagmire. Often it seems like a bottomless pit of quicksand. First, I have never seen two maps that agree. Often they disa... more
Do you know how Summerfield was located in Gird's Block?
Jerry Prather Wrote "Anyway, keep plugging away. I am interested in what you are coming up with..."
I thought you might find this interesti... more
In several high resolution Fly photographs I have taken on Fremont looking east, you can plainly see Summerfield's hand painted sign on the ground floor on the corner lot (lot 13, block 31, also noted... more
P. H. Feellehy mentioned Summerfield's store at the Coroner's Inquest. From Turner's Inquest: "When I got to the corner of Fremont and Fourth Street, I started to go directly across the street to the ... more
I have read that previously the lot was used as a lumber yard. I remember that years after the gunfight someone claimed that they had seen it from the balcony of the Epitaph. I can't remember who it w... more
Jerry, here's the EPITAPH article Tom was referring to:
Thanks Bob for the article. There is a lot of gold in the old post on this board, although sometimes it's a chore to find them. "Epitaph balcony" in the search box finally got me to Tom's initial ques... more
Ben Goodrich. That's the guy I was thinking of.
The article didn't read to me as though Goodrich was saying where the fight was at. That statement was by the newspaper reporter.
The reason I fin... more
...thank you! This will be very helpful to a lot of people as so many movies have presented a visual of a much larger space. The lot was only about fifteen feet wide, I believe.
In the first one th... more
...authentic and has been around for some time. The building on the right side, of course, is Fly's rooming house and the small shack on the left is apparently the little house that Billy Clanton slid... more