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Prescott, Arkansas: Grave of Old Mike the Mummy

A traveling salesmen known only as Mike died unexpectedly in Prescott in 1911. The town funeral home turned him into a mummy, hoping that someone would identify him. He was finally buried in 1975.

Deann Cemetery

Address:
869-853 US-371, Prescott, AR
Directions:
Deann Cemetery. I-70 exit 44. Drive east on US-371/Blevins Rd for 1.5 miles. When the road turns from three lanes into two, turn left into the cemetery. Drive to the first cemetery cross-street. Turn right. When you drive past one cross-street, Mike's grave will be ahead on the right, a small granite plaque flush with the ground.
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Grave of Old Mike the Mummy.

Grave of Old Mike the Mummy

According to Mike's small tombstone, he died in 1911, but wasn't buried until 1975. For some reason, the stone has a pencil engraved on it. Below it is a smaller plaque identifying the mortuary where Mike spent all those years as a mummy.

[Hollis, 01/24/2024]

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