Ah the Wild West. A time in history that has been romanticized more than the truth would like. I have found myself enthralled with the stories of the men that held fast through this lawless period. At the time, traveling west meant leaving everything behind for the unknown and the dangerous. There was no safety net of government or infrastructure. Gangs of outlaws made their own rules and tribes of American Indians raided settlements. It took a true determination and belief that things would be better to face these hardships. Researching heroes of that pastime is how I came upon the grave of Doc Holiday.
Doc Holiday’s life trajectory is one of the more interesting paths I have come across. He Started out his adulthood as a dentist, getting his education in Philadelphia and starting a practice in Missouri. Unfortunately, he was shortly diagnosed with tuberculosis, which he had caught from taking care of his mother. Thinking that the weather of the southwest would help his symptoms, he moved to Arizona and started a life as a gambler.
While in Tombstone Arizona, his fame was sealed with the legendary gunfight at the OK Corral. In this fight, Holiday and his friend Virgil Earp (who had deputized Holiday) took down a band of local outlaws led by Tom McLaury. This led to Ike Clanton (brother of one of the outlaws) to go after Holiday searching for revenge. After multiple encounters, warrants were put out for Holidays arrest for murders associated with the feud, and he ran to Colorado to live out the rest of his days.
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125 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Doc Holidays Grave
Bennett Ave & 12th St Ditch, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601