Doc Holiday’s derringer, Glenwood Springs featured on Denver’s KWGN
Unique 2 Colorado reporter Kevin Torres travels the state to learn about its intriguing stories, which he shares on Denver’s KWGN Channel 2. This week, those travels brought Torres to Glenwood Springs. The story? You guessed it: Glenwood Springs Historical Society’s recent purchase of Doc Holliday’s derringer.
Torres dropped by the Post Independent, where we’ve covered the purchase in detail, to learn more. (Of course, you can do the same by reading “Doc Holliday’s gun returning to Glenwood; museum buys derringer that was in his room when he died.”) The museum took out an $84,000 loan to purchase the weapon, which Holliday received from his common-law wife, Kate.
Post Independent Editor Randy Essex has since challenged area business leaders to contribute at least $250 each to the loan’s repayment. Essex backed up that invitation with a donation of his own: $250 from his own pocket, and an additional $250 from the newspaper. You can make your own donation at coloradogives.org.
Watch Torres’ segment, which re-airs in the 7 p.m. hour tonight, at kdvr.com.
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