Buckey O’Neill got a lot living done in just 38 years.
Nicknamed for “bucking the tiger” in his favorite card game, he came to Arizona territory at the age of 19. As a newspaper man in Tombstone, he covered the Earp brothers and may have witnessed the OK Corral shootout.
Then he mined copper at the Grand Canyon, where he built a cabin that still stands.
He served as judge, mayor and sheriff in Yavapai County, and led a posse through Canyon Diablo to capture bandits.