Holliday Death Door.

Death Spot of Doc Holliday

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Recognizing the appeal of Glenwood Springs' most famous dead celebrity, the downtown Summit Canyon Mountaineering store has stenciled onto the bottom of each of its front doors: "Doc Holliday died here, November 8, 1887." It's true. The Hotel Glenwood stood on the spot, and that's where Holliday -- the hard-drinking gambler who had survived the gunfight at the O.K. Corral with only a little scratch -- died in bed at age 36 (he had tuberculosis, among other ailments). A plaque on the outside wall of the store describes the hotel (which burned down in 1945) and Holliday's brief time there.

Death Spot of Doc Holliday

Summit Canyon Mountaineering

Address:
732 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO
Directions:
Summit Canyon Mountaineering. Downtown, just south of the river, on the northeast corner of Hwy 82/Grand Ave. and 8th St.
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