Was a complete version of George W. Parsons’ diary of his time in Tombstone ever published? I think it would make a great read.

Was a complete version of George W. Parsons’ diary of his time in Tombstone ever published? I think it would make a great read.

Ringo
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It is a great read. Parsons’ journal was originally published in 1939 by the Public Works Administration. It was republished in 1972 by The Tombstone Epitaph. The full title is The Private Journal of George Parsons. The 1939 edition will set you back some $2,500. The 1972 edition runs $85-100. There is also a Parsons journal published by Westernlore Press and edited by Lynn Bailey, A Tenderfoot in Tombstone, The Private Journal of George Whitwell Parsons: The Turbulent Years, 1880-1882. It runs about $22. Carl Chafin edited the post-Earp years, 1882-1887, and that version was published in 1997 and is distributed by Tri Star for $19.95.

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