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Linwood Cemetery

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1886. On Jasper Mountain, .5 mile walk starting at 12th St. and Bennett Ave.

John “Doc” Holliday, the gunslinger, came to Glenwood hoping for a hot springs tuberculosis cure. It did not work. Belatedly realizing that Doc's tomb could become a tourist shrine, townsfolk put up a monument in 1958. It explains that Doc, still a slippery presence, lies “someplace in this cemetery.” Small white marble headstones grace the African-American section. Now a dead and dry cemetery, Linwood has reverted to a natural landscape of wildflowers, juniper, sage, gambel oak, and wild grasses in dusty red earth, on a hill that offers a fine view of the town.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Linwood Cemetery", [Glenwood Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GF15.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 483-483.

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