Tombstone: Ok Corral, Earps, Holliday, Clantons, a once-only presentation will be held at the Madera Clubhouse at Quail Creek on Thursday, February 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The ticket price is $5 and can be purchased at the Concierge Desk, Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom
The singularly iconic Wild West shoot-out occurred 136 years ago, right here in southern Arizona. Hundreds of books and movies have chronicled the gunfight, mostly tainted with inaccuracies. Now you can hear the real story directly from two noted experts. Scott Dyke and Bob Palmquist have researched Tombstone and the Earps for decades. For the first time they are combining their knowledge by presenting a forum that highlights the events leading up to that classic gunfight and the mesmerizing aftermath.
Bob Palmquist is a Tucson lawyer who specializes in Indian affairs. His penchant for western history is well documented. He is well recognized in the field of study involving Tombstone and the Earps. Bob has authored many articles and papers on the subjects and is frequently used as a guest speaker at historical gatherings.
Scott Dyke, a Quail Creek resident, is well known for his pursuit of the Tombstone story and the history of Wyatt Earp. He has spent thousands of hours researching not only in Arizona but also dozens of locations nationally. Scott has been published in several western magazines and has conducted many lectures locally. He is the author of the award winning column “Meandering the Mesquite.”
The agenda will be comprised of an analysis of the events that led up to the Gunfight at the OK Corral and the murder trial that followed. Following the presentation there will be an hour devoted to audience questions.
“Let’s put it this way,” Dyke commented, “the movies about Tombstone are both popular and highly entertaining. They are also wildly inaccurate. The real story is better.”
Admission is $5 on a first come basis as seating is limited.