He Couldn’t Let it Go

Ike Clanton tried to avenge the OK Corral fight.

After the OK Corral shootout, Ike Clanton wasn’t about to give up in his efforts for revenge against the Earps and Doc Holliday. Even when murder charges were dismissed at the Spicer hearing, Ike continued his quest. On February 9, 1882 he filed similar charges in nearby Contention City, a Cow-boy stronghold. Earp-Holliday lawyers filed s habeas corpus motion that led to the charges, again, being tossed. Running out of legal options, the Cow-boys would resort to violence the next month by assassinating Morgan Earp.

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