John Philip Clum was born on September 1, 1851 on a farm near Cleaverack, New York. In 1873 he was offered the position of Indian agent at the San Carlos Indian Reservation which was in the heart of Apache Country. In 1877 Clum resigned when the Department of the Interior and the War Department sent U.S. Troops to supervise the Apaches. It was Clum who convinced Geronimo to surrender in 1877. Geronimo was later freed and did not surrender again until 1886.
Clum and his wife then moved to Tucson, Arizona and purchased Tucson Citizen, a weekly newspaper. Later Clum relocated to Tombstone, Arizona and began publishing the Tombstone Epitaph. There he helped organize a law and order league to end the lawlessness in Tombstone, which later enabled him to be elected as Mayor. He became a lifelong friend of Wyatt Earp as well as his greatest supporter. In 1898 he moved to Alaska and became a post master until he left for California and bought a citrus ranch in San Dimas.  In 1928 he moved to Los Angeles where he lived until his death in 1932.


Mayor John Clum & Wife
(Slim & Andrea Callahan)
Wyatt Earp
Doc Holiday
The "Law Dogs"
Virgil Earp
The Cowboys
Morgan Earp
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Curley Bill
Johnny Ringo
Ike Clanton
Tom McLaury
Frank McLaury
Billy Clanton
Florentino Cruz
Sherrif Johnny Behan
Ed Bailey
Turkey Creek Jack Johnson
Mexican Priest
Billy Breakenridge
Sherman
McMasters
Frank
Stillwell
Texas
Jack
The Ladies
Saloon Dove
Nellie Cashman
Josephine Marcus
Louisa Earp
Saloon Singer
Allie Earp
Mattie Earp
Big Nose Kate
John Clum & Wife
Calamity Jane
Bride/Saloon Gal