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He left Dodge City in 1879 and moved to Tombstone with his brothers James and Virgil, where a silver boom was underway.
There, the Earps clashed with a loose federation of outlaws known as the Cowboys.
Back in San Francisco, Wyatt raced horses again, but his reputation suffered irreparably when he refereed the Fitzsimmons–Sharkey boxing match and called a foul that led many to believe that he fixed the fight.
They moved briefly to Yuma, Arizona, before joining the Nome Gold Rush in 1899.
After leaving Tombstone, Earp went to San Francisco, where he reunited with Josephine Earp. They joined a gold rush to Eagle City, Idaho, where they owned mining interests and a saloon.
They left there to race horses and open a saloon during a real estate boom in San Diego, California.
Earp moved constantly throughout his life from one boomtown to another.
Around 1911, Earp began working several mining claims in Vidal, California, retiring in the hot summers with Josephine to Los Angeles.
Earp made friends among early Western actors in Hollywood and tried to get his story told.
Some evidence supports Wyatt Earp's birthplace as 406 South 3rd Street in Monmouth, Illinois, though the street address is disputed by Monmouth College professor and historian William Urban.
Newton, James, and Virgil joined the Union Army on November 11, 1861.