San Francisco

Recharging in San Francisco

“After their business reversals in San Diego, Josephine and Wyatt regrouped in San Francisco; it was the city they loved most, and an important time for Josephine to be closer to her family. Her father had fallen ill and died on January 5, 1895, the first of the Marcus family to be buried in the […]

Sister Sledge

“Josephine went home to San Francisco for the wedding of her sister Hattie to Emil Lehnhardt, happy to exchange her Rocky Mountain overalls for beautiful dresses that showed off her fine figure and the healthy glow of these joyous first months with Wyatt. it was July 5, 1883, barely three months since she had left […]

The Reality of Home

“The contrast between her home in San Francisco and the lethal but exciting world of Tombstone was even more jarring to Josephine than before. Yet her family hoped that she would settle down, and perhaps be more like her siblings, who had done a much better job of meeting their parents’ expectations.” -p. 69, Lady […]

Waiting for Wyatt

“When the biggest mines closed down in 1886, half the population fled in just six weeks….For now, she was Josephine Sarah Marcus again, back in her parents’ home in San Francisco. Mattie Blaylock Earp was in San Bernardino, California, with the other Earp wives. Both of them were waiting for Wyatt.” -p. 68, Lady at […]

Wyatt referees the Sharkey-Fitzsimmons fight, a bad call all around

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Isaac Benjamin reporting on Jewish life in San Francisco

  http://www.jewish-history.com/wildwest/san_francisco.html Our Sherith Israel We turn now once more to Jewish affairs and begin our survey with the description of Congregation Sherith Israel. This congregation was organized in San Francisco in 1849. Having no permanent building of its own, it held its religious services in various places which, from time to time, were destroyed by […]