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Wyatt Earp’s Last Years (access required)

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When Earp abandoned Tombstone in 1882, several months after the bloody shootout at the OK Corral, he left behind a sullied reputation that contrasts remarkably with his later image as an American folk hero, and spent the remainder of his life battling what he called “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’’ brought about by “bad press.’’

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Barbering Badmen (access required)

A barber by trade, Emil Marks trimmed the hair and mustaches of Tombstone’s most notorious gunfighters, including the Earps, ‘Doc’ Holliday and the Clantons.

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Tent City Hero (access required)

Sporting a pitch helmet, linen suit and big white mutton-chop sideburns, Oliver E. Comstock pedaled his bicycle along Tucson’s dusty roads with a soup kettle hanging from the handlebars. He will never be as famous as Wyatt Earp, but he was a real hero to the residents of southern Arizona’s Tent City.

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UpClose with Jason Rose (access required)

Public-relations consultant Jason Rose caught the political bug in 1992 as an intern for a Republican U.S. Senate campaign in California. Never one to shy away from singing his own praises, Rose likes to tell the story about how he penned what he believes is still one of the best letters he ever wrote to the campaign manager and consultant of the candidate.

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