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Betsy Cary • 2 years ago

Prostitution license in Tombstone. This 'soiled dove' became Wyatt Earp's common law wife of forty-plus years.

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Celia Ann "Mattie" Blaylock (January 1850 – July 3, 1888) was a prostitute who became the romantic companion and common-law wife of Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp for about 8 years. Knowledge of her place in Wyatt's life was concealed by Josephine Earp, his later common-law wife, who worked hard to protect her and Wyatt's reputation in their later years.

Josephine Sarah Marcus, common-law wife of Wyatt Earp. No marriage records have ever been found.

Joséphine Marcus Earp (1861-1944) was an American part-time actress, dancer, and prostitute who was best known as the wife of famed Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp. Known as "Sadie" to the public in 1881, she met Wyatt in the frontier boom town Tombstone, Arizona Territory when she was living with Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan. She became Earp's common-law wife for 48 years. She died in Los Angeles in 1944.

"Soiled Dove", Tombstone, A.T. 1880s

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Old windmill at Wyatt Earp's Old Tombstone

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