The most famous standoff in the Wild West took place in 1881—and it was only thirty seconds long, thanks to one legendary cowboy by the name of Doc Holliday.
The story of Doc Holliday has served as inspiration for countless books, musical works, movies, and television shows. The dentist-turned-outlaw is best known for his role in the events that culminated in the famed Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, but he earned quite the reputation long before that day.
Fighting the Odds
Holliday suffered from a fatal illness while he and the Earp brothers made a name for themselves out in the West. However, Holliday wasn’t always a gun-toting, mean-mugging bandit. In fact, his life began much differently than one would believe…