Did you know that Colorado is the final resting place for many famous figures. John Henry ‘Doc’ Holiday was a famous gunfighter and professional gambler, most well-known for his part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Holiday died from tuberculosis in Glenwood Springs and his grave is located there at the Pioneer Cemetery. Continue reading for more historic gravesites in Colorado. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.
Legendary Gravestones in Colorado
Another historic gravesite in Colorado is that of Etherl Mermen. Ethel Merman was a singer and actress who performed in Broadway musicals and movies in the 1930s through the 1950s. Over her distinguished career in theater she became known for her iconic performances in shows such as Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, and Hello, Dolly!. She died in 1984 of glioblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. Her grave is located at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum in Colorado Springs.
One of the most bizarre gravesites to be reported in Colorado is that of Todor Glava from Transylvania. The grave marker of Todor Glava is located at the Lafayette Municipal Cemetery in Lafayette, Colorado. But who was he? Oddly enough, the story of Todor Glava is the story of Colorado’s vampire. Colorado’s vampire is mostly based on local lore and rumors. The coal mines in the Lafayette area readily recruited Eastern European immigrants to work during the early 1900s, so it isn’t that farfetched that someone from Transylvania lived in the area. As the legend goes, the tree growing near the gravestone sprouted from the stake shoved into the vampire’s heart.