An Old Lawdog On The Hunt Wyatt Earp picked up a gun again at age 62.

Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp.

In October 1910, Old West lawman Wyatt Earp—at age 62—almost got into one more gunfight.  Earp was asked to head up a special posse to protect mining claims near Searles Lake, California.  The Earp group ran into a rival outfit and guns were pulled.  Reportedly, Wyatt was armed with a Winchester and told the other party, “Back off or I’ll blow you apart, or my name is not Wyatt Earp.”  The tension lessened and both sides lowered their guns—and had breakfast together.

 

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