U.S. Marshal Tombstone Badge
U.S. Marshal Tombstone Badge – In 1877 or so Clay Calhoun was Deputy U.S. Marshal for Arizona, Tombstone, and leader of a group of 5 or 6 men known as “Outlaw Exterminators, Inc.” By the time the Earps arrived in Tombstone in 1879, Calhoun had moved on.
In 1880 Tombstone, Arizona Territory had fewer than 1,000 residents and was still officially a town. The first town Marshal was Fred White who served less than 1 year when he was “accidentally” shot and killed by outlaw and gunman Curly Bill Brocius. White was succeeded by Virgil Earp who held the office for only two weeks before an election was held and he was narrowly defeated by Ben Sippy. In less than a year the town turned on Sippy and Earp was once again appointed to the office. Earp was the Tombstone Marshal at the time of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Our Old West replica badges are crafted out of steel and brass. We double-stamp them and then they are silver plated. Finally each Old West badge is hand finished for that worn, antique look. Heavy safety pin closure on the back of each badge.
Badges arrive in a small gift box complete with story. Depending on the badge, size range is 1 5/8″ inches to 3 1/8″ H.