This is 21 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Western Expansion in the United States – Famous Lawmen of the Old West – Wyatt Earp. Each of the slides are editable and can be modified to adjust to your presentation, if needed.
Wyatt Earp was very much part of the gunfighter era in the Old West. He was known for his participation in a notorious gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, AZ in 1881. This fight has been embellished to the point that earned him legendary status as an Old West hero.
Earp moved from town to town across the West, earning his living as a saloonkeeper, gunslinger, gambler, miner and frontier lawman, alongside his brothers. Late in life, he settled in CA, and collaborated on a largely fictionalized account of his life that made him a popular hero when it was published in 1931.
Earp participated in numerous gunfights in his life, killing anywhere from 8 to 30 and his exploits remain some of the most popular stories of the Old West. Earp died in Los Angeles in January 1929, at the age of 80.
The first major Earp biography, “Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshal” by Stuart N. Lake, was published in 1931 and became a bestseller. The book established Earp as a folk hero among millions of Americans searching for inspiration and excitement during the hard times of the Great Depression. Though Lake later admitted that many of the quotations attributed to the frontiersman were invented, and the biography today is accepted as largely fictional.
The mythic stature of Wyatt Earp as a virtuous lawman and the best gunfighter in the West grew in the decades after his death. He became the subject of numerous TV shows and movies, and has been portrayed by such leading actors as Henry Fonda, Burt Lancaster, James Garner, Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner.
The presentation slides cover’s the following:
The Gunfighter Era
Living in the American West
Need for Law Enforcement
What Type of Lawman?
Life Style of the Lawmen
Introducing Wyatt Earp
His Wild Days
Becoming a Lawman
Living in Tombstone
A Feud Erupts
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (2)
Life After Tombstone
T. V. Legacy
End of Presentation
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