Another Side Of Spicer The judge’s legacy lives on in Tombstone.

Wells Spicer
Wells Spicer.

Wells Spicer made a name for himself as the judge in the OK Corral murder hearing for the Earps and Doc Holliday.  He’s also known for defending John D. Lee in the Mountain Meadows Massacre case (which he lost).

But part of Spicer’s legacy still exists in Tombstone.  He helped form the King Solomon Masonic Lodge #5 in 1881-1882.  He was the organization’s first grand master, leading meetings in the second floor of Schieffelin Hall.  That lodge still exists and still meets in that same room.

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