The Army is pushing to quiet the border wars between the various gangs on each side who rustle cattle. Earp and Doc Holliday are on the road with a new agreement the Army plans to enforce to stop the raids. Earp hopes Old Man Clanton will agree to the treaty in which he agrees to stay on his side of the border. He knows that if Old Man Clanton is killed, Curly Brocius, Johnny Ringo, or the McLowery brothers will take over. They are more likely to kill and cause trouble. Clanton agrees to the treaty as does Don Pedro on the Mexican side. However, Old Man Clanton has a herd on the Mexican side he wants moved quietly. He gives one of his men orders to handle it but the man tells Ringo and Brocius against Clanton's wishes. They send messengers to Don Pedro hoping he will kill Old Man Clanton. Earp learns about it when he captures one of the messengers but is unable to stop Clanton. He and Doc try to reach Old Man Clanton but they fail to make it in time putting the future of Tombstone at ... Written by
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In real life Old Man Clanton was killed while moving cattle from Mexico on August 12, 1881 about two months before the O.K. Corral fight on October 26. 1881. See more
The death of Old Man Clanton would not end the desperate struggle between Marshal Earp and the Clanton outlaws. Bad as he was, the old man had exercised a moderating influence. Wyatt knew that the command would now pass to Curley Brocius and John Ringo, more unrelenting and ambitious than Clanton's disappointing sons. The law could not reason with such men. So the law would be forced to speak with guns as the looming battle of the O.K. Corral dawned on Tombstone's grim ...