Idaho

Mining Sensation

“The new mining sensation of the day was Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The Earp brothers―minus Morgan and Virgil―reassembled there in nearby eagle city. As they had before, Wyatt and James dabbled in law enforcement, saloon keeping, real estate, and mining. Wyatt was elected the deputy sheriff of Kootenai county and handled legal threats from claim jumping […]

Wearing the Pants

“The Earps traveled alone to explore the silver fields of Idaho, via Ouray, Colorado, and then across the Rockies. Anticipating the rigors of crossing the 11,000-foot red Mountain Pass, still covered in snow despite the late spring, Wyatt suggested that Josephine exchange her skirts for overalls. She was horrified at first―what would the hotel guests […]