Josie Earp: Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp (1861-December 19, 1944) was an American part-time actress and dancer 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 46 years.
In the fall of 1897, Earp and wife Josie joined in the Alaska Gold Rush and headed for Nome, Alaska. He operated a canteen the summer of 1899 and in September, Earp and partner Charles E. Hoxie built the Dexter Saloon in Nome, Alaska, the city's first two story wooden building. While there, he rubbed elbows with Jack London, Rex Beach, Wilson Mizner, Jack Dempsey’s future promoter Tex Rickard.