Doc Holliday expert to speak in Glenwood
Nationally known Doc Holliday author and expert Victoria Wilcox on Saturday will present “Doc Holliday’s Colorado Career” with particular focus on Glenwood Springs.
Sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Historical Society, the event will be from 7-9 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library, 815 Cooper Ave. The talk will include rare archival photos and is free and open to the public.
Although his name conjures up Tombstone and a shoot-out at the OK Corral, Doc Holliday spent more time in Colorado than anywhere else in the West. In fact, it was in Colorado that he became a celebrity, generating news stories across the country and coining a legal term: “Hollidaying.” Wilcox will discuss Doc’s time in the Centennial State, dispelling myths and including the people and places in the real world of the legendary Doc Holliday.
Wilcox is founding director of Georgia’s Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum, the antebellum home of the family of Doc Holliday.
Her museum work led to 18 years of research and inspired her historical novel trilogy, “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday,” for which she was twice honored with Georgia Author of the Year awards and named Best Historical Western Novelist by True West Magazine. As a nationally known Doc Holliday expert, Wilcox was featured on NPR and the Fox Network series, “Legends & Lies: The Real West.”
Copies of Wilcox’s books about Holliday — “Inheritance,” “Gone West” and “The Last Decision” — will be available for purchase and signing.
Visit the author’s website at http://www.victoriawilcoxbooks.com to explore the world of Doc Holliday, view the trailer and read a sample chapter.
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