Badges That Won The West — Tombstone, Arizona Marshal’S Badge
The Tombstone, Arizona U.S. Marshal’s Badge recalls the mining town of Tombstone, with its storied Boot Hill Cemetery and Gunfight at the OK Corral. Even though history records several gunfights with more combatants and a much higher body count, the OK Corral shoot-out is acknowledged by historians to be the most famous gunfight in the history of the American West.
Though Tombstone was quite a metropolitan city for its day and time, its remote location made it an isolated place, surrounded by unpopulated desert with no railroad access.
By the 1880s, Tombstone was known as one of the deadliest places in the west–thanks to a bitter feud between a criminal gang calling themselves the “Cow-Boys” and the businessmen, investors and immigrant miners who ran the city and the nearby silver mines.
On October 26, 1881, at about three