The Day The Lawman Died

By coincidence I learned that today marks the 82nd anniversary of the January 13, 1929 death of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp.

I mention it because he died right here in Los Angeles, and while I knew that already, I didn’t know where in the city. A few clicks around the internet showed me first that for awhile he lived at 4021 Pasadena Avenue in northeast Los Angeles. A few more clicks led me to this page on the West Adams Heritage Association that states when he passed away he did so at a bungalow located at 4004 W. 17th Street in the West Adams section of the city. Neither of those two residence remain, but there’s this photo (at right) of Earp purportedly taken at the 17th Street house sometime in the year of his demise.

His beloved wife, Josephine, died 15 years later in 1944 at 1812 W 48th Street in south Los Angeles, and by the looks of the residence shown in the Google map’s Streetview, the house that’s pictured may be the same.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."