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Buckshot Rockey takes in the scenery on Allen Street while attending a recent Wyatt Earp Days in Tombstone.

Actor Robert Carradine, probably best known for his roles in “Revenge of the Nerds” and 1972 John Wayne movie “The Cowboys,” will be in Tombstone on May 25 signing autographs at Doc Holliday’s Saloon from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The town will be celebrating its annual Wyatt Earp Days that weekend, a three-day event that runs May 25 through 27, with Carradine in town for the first day of the celebration.

A Tombstone Lions Club event, Wyatt Earp Days has been around for more than 30 years, said Gordon Anderson, one of the event organizers.

“We’ll have street entertainment on Saturday and Sunday, and the Tombstone Repertory Company is holding one of its shows at Schieffelin Hall from May 24 through 26. So there will be plenty of entertainment options.

“For Wyatt Earp Days, we’re going to have a Doc Holliday gun rig raffle, which includes a 45-caliber single-action handgun, a knife and shoulder holster,” Anderson said.

Raffle tickets are available at Doc Holliday’s Saloon that weekend. The Lions Club is also raffling a Ruger Vaquero handgun, with raffle tickets sold on Allen Street through the weekend. All proceeds raised at the event go to people with hearing and visual disabilities, Anderson added. He also works with the Arizona Film and Digital Media, Arizona Film Commission as Tombstone’s film resource representative.

Another upcoming event, Freedom Days, is happening in Tombstone on June 28 and 29, with baseball great Curt Schilling, actress Morgan Brittany and other celebrities in town that weekend for a panel discussion with a “protecting the Second Amendment” focus.

The discussion will be held at at 7 p.m. in Schieffelin Hall both days. Seating is limited, tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets or information, call 520-226-5024.


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