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True Stories and Tall Tales in the Old West: the Earps à la Bitter Herbs (Video)

​To celebrate the anniversary of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (October 26, 1881) a panel of experts, featuring author Ann Kirschner (Lady at the O.K. Corral: the True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp; Harper, 2013), ASU history professor Eduardo Pagán (Co-Host, PBS's History Detectives), and Arizona Historical Society historian Bruce Dinges (Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Arizona History), revisit the events of this well-known episode in Arizona history in light of new findings about the participating frontiersmen and women, especially Josephine Marcus Earp, a Jewish girl from New York who became Wyatt Earp's common-law wife. 
 
How realistically have these figures been portrayed in the numerous books and movies produced in the last 130 years? How closely do they follow the actual lives of these individuals as they emerge from original documents preserved in libraries and archives? 
 
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Introductions by Librarian Rachel Leket-Mor and Lawrence Bell, Executive Director of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society.
Recorded: October 8, 2013 at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society's Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.