One of the originals “American BadAss” A Southerner from a prominent family and a Dentist. The war between the states bankrupted the family and he developed TB so he became a gambler and left the South. He hooked up with Big Nose Kate and moved from town to town. Many historians believe that Doc fired the first shot at the O.K. Corral
He never backed down and betrayed his honor.
The first question that I had after watching Tombstone was “What did the real Doc Holliday look like?” At the time I was living in Scotland and the internet was not what it is now, so this question was a hard one to answer. I don’t know how many libraries I had to troll through before I finally found a gunfighter book that had a photograph. I found several other examples of Doc photos months after the first. Then more questions, “Does this guy look like the other?” “Is this really him?”
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