Desperados Waiting for a Train

Wyatt Earp Stops a Train

Escaping Tucson on foot and with a posse soon to be on their trail, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and others hoof it 11 miles east on the railroad tracks. At midnight on March 20, 1882, they make it to Papago Station where they flag down an eastbound freight train. The engineer is not too happy about it, but Earp shows him his deputy U.S. marshal badge and the crew relents, taking the fugitives to Benson. Thus begins Earp’s infamous vendetta ride and his ultimate escape to New Mexico two weeks later.

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