Straight-armed at The OK Corral

straight armed at the OK corral

The earliest known reference to football in Arizona is from George Parson’s Tombstone diary, dated January 12, 1882: “Grand foot ball racket this afternoon on Fremont Street near Fourth. All hands joined in, all kinds of conditions and we had much joy. Result about $10 worth of glass broken in Epitaph and Nugget and some sore toes.” The game was played near the rear entrance to the OK Corral and though it’s not known who all played, legend says one of the Earp boys made a comment that endures to this day.

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