Doc Holliday’s hometown celebrates favorite son

GRIFFIN, Ga. (defeo.biz) — John Henry “Doc” Holliday is one of history’s great legends.

A fierce gambler. A deadly gunslinger. A loyal friend.

When most people think of Holliday, they perhaps think of Val Kilmer from the epic movie “Tombstone.” But, Holliday is an example one time when history may be more interesting than the legend.

This weekend, Holliday’s hometown of Griffin, Ga., honored its favorite native son with the annual Doc Holliday BBQ & Blues Festival. The highlight of the festival was a reenactment of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral presented by the group Shadows of the Past.

More than just a demonstration of firepower, the group gave the crowd on hand a history lesson about the most-famous gunfight in western history.

In addition, Griffin may be the final resting place for Holliday.

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