Dentist, gunslinger, poker player, Colorado resident. John Henry "Doc" Holliday is one of Colorado's most famous permanent residents. After graduating from the Pennsylvania School of Dental Surgery in 1872 (which got him the nickname Doc), Holliday practiced in Atlanta and Dallas.

However, his love of cards soon overtook his love of teeth and brought him to the Wild West, with stops in Denver, Cheyenne, and famously, Arizona, where he stood his ground with his friend Wyatt Earp at the OK Corral. In 1887, he made his final move to a sanitarium in Glenwood Springs for treatment of his tuberculosis, which he had had since 1874.

If you would like to take a little weekend trip to Glenwood Springs, which makes for about a two and a half hour drive, you can go have a drink at Doc Holliday's Saloon. Or, you could even go pay your respects in person at his grave site in town.


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