Graveyard plaque of Wild West figure was buried, not stolen

 

September 24, 2017



PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — It turns out the graveyard plaque of the common-law wife of legendary gunfighter John Henry "Doc" Holiday was just six inches under, not stolen from a cemetery.

The plaque at the Arizona Pioneers' Home Cemetery in Prescott had been reported stolen recently. But the Prescott Daily Courier (https://goo.gl/uSPLmM ) reports that a voluntary caretaker found the plaque in mud under a hole at the grave of Mary Katherine Horony-Cummings, also known as Big Nose Kate.

Holiday played a central role in the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881 in what was then the Arizon...



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