Butch Badon
The Clantons and their friends the McLaury brothers
Thu Jan 05, 11:36

came into town for a night of drinking and gambling. OK, this couldn't be more wrong, especially for historians such as Metz and Marks.

Somebody needs to get a handle on what went on the night before. As I recall it was only Ike who went into town the night of Oct. 25. Billy and Tom McLaury did not come into town until sometime in the morning of Oct. 26. I cannot remember exactly when Frank Mclaury came into town, but he certainly wasn't at the Alhambra lunch counter with Ike at the time Ike had words with the Earp faction. Nor was he (Frank) with Tom on Oct. 26 when he was "buffaloed" by Wyatt Earp.

Bias or carelessness - I don't know of which they (Metz and Marks) they are guilty.


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    • The Clantons and their friends the McLaury brothers — Butch Badon, Thu Jan 05 11:36
      • Metz was always biased
        • MetzButch Badon, Tue Jan 24 13:31
          Yes, he was. And so is everyone else who has ever written even the smallest paragraph about this or any other subject. Butch
          • Metzgobs, Wed Jan 25 4:03
            Butch ... Joe Nolan wrote a LOT of big paragraphs without a hint of bias, unless you include the sin of unintentional omission ... James B. Mills the same ... take care
      • The Clantons & friend's activities...Joyce A. Aros, Thu Jan 05 12:50
        Butch, you may disagree with my angle but here it is. I am sure we cannot come to any agreement with many other posters and writers in evaluating what happened until everyone gets over their automatic... more
        • No disagreement here JoyceButch Badon, Thu Jan 05 14:28
          I was simply pointing out how there are aspects of this era in Cochise County that have not yet (to my knowledge) been fully explored. I hope someone takes up the task. Butch
    • EarpsEddie Lanham, Tue Dec 13 2022 15:38
      Who are those young folks telling the stories!
      • The link for the OK corral shootout “who shot who and when bRandie O'Neal, Tue Dec 13 2022 20:14
        I don’t know who put that up a while back. It wasn’t in you tube but another video service.
        • I think theyButch Badon, Thu Jan 05 14:30
          only thing we can be sure of is that Holliday shot Tom McLaury. After that, all is speculation regarding who shot who and in what sequence. Butch
          • Re: I think theyBob Cash, Sat Jan 21 18:26
            Possibly the truest post ever to make a appearance on this page, Butch (unless one believes Billy Allen's testimony).