Beulah Valley, Colorado: Roadside Grave of Solid Muldoon

Solid Muldoon was a seven-foot-tall petrified man (with a tail!) that was unearthed in Colorado in 1877. It was a hoax. The man-statue was reburied at its discovery site in 1984.
Address:
State Hwy 78, Beulah Valley, CO
Directions:
The grave is in a small turn-out on the north side of Hwy 78, mile marker 16. Take I-25 exit 97A in Pueblo (Central Ave.), turn north one block to Northern Ave., then turn left. Drive west for 20 miles. If coming from the west, the grave is 15.5 miles east of Hwy 165.
Admission:
Free
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Civil War historical marker.

Roadside Grave of Solid Muldoon

This is a nice little place to stop if you are driving from Pueblo to Bishop's Castle. The area has a nice view of the mountains and a picnic table if you want to stop and eat.

[Kerry, 10/28/2014]
Roadside Grave of Solid Muldoon

My family and I found this attraction on highway 78 at mile marker 16, 20 miles from Pueblo. It shares the same "Point of interest" pull-off as a more substantial memorial, "Civil War in Colorado."

[rehpot73, 08/14/2011]

Grave of Solid Muldoon.

Roadside Grave of Solid Muldoon

An odd little marker amid the typical roadside pull off fare: a time capsule and a few plaques.

[Chris Sack, 07/28/2010]

Reburied July 22, 1984.

Grave of Solid Muldoon

On Colorado Hwy. 78 lies Solid Muldoon, known by P.T. Barnum and many ne'er-do-wells as a petrified seven foot man exhibited in Colorado in 1876 for .50 cents a look, and disappeared somewhere along the line. According to the roadside wooden grave marker, old Solid lies beneath, never to be exhibited again.

[Jim Shaw, 02/02/2003]

Solid Muldoon was unearthed on Sept. 16, 1877. Barnum exhibited the petrified "missing link," who some was say was created by George Hull, the man who had earlier hoaxed the world with the Cardiff Giant.

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