THE GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL. THE BEGINNING AS ILLUSTRATED BY WYATT EARP'S OWN HAND
1957: Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, John Ireland and DeForest Kelley in 'Gunfight at the OK Corral' - Picture: Everett Collection / Rex Features
Old West gunfighter Bat Masterson. was a colorful figure - an army scout, gambler, buffalo hunter, frontier lawman in Dodge City, and eventually a US Marshall. He was friends with Wyatt Earp, and had visited Wyatt in Tombstone, Arizona shortly before the showdown at the OK Coral. Later in life, after the West had been tamed, he settled in New York City, and worked as a sportes editor for the New York Morning Telegraph.
John Wilson Vermillion would grow up to become one of the many gunfighters in the Old West, with colorful nicknames like "Texas Jack" and "Shoot-Your-Eye-Out" Vermillion. He is most well known for his participation with Wyatt Earp in the Earp Vendetta Ride after the Clantons had killed Morgan Earp in 1882.