7 Strange Facts About Wyatt Earp and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Think you know everything about the famous gunfight? Think again.

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1. The gunfight did not actually take place at the O.K. Corral.

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2. The police may not have been the good guys.

3. Wyatt Earp wasn’t really the hero of the shootout.

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4. The gunfight at the O.K. Corral was only a small part of the long feud between the Earps & the cowboys.

5. Wyatt Earp wasn’t always on the right side of the law.

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6. The gunfight only lasted 30 seconds.

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7. Many of the townspeople sympathized with the cowboys.

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