Beulah Grave Marker Memorializes the Solid Muldoon

on August 26, 2007

A grave marker near Beulah (pop. 1,164) memorializes the Solid Muldoon, a hoax perpetrated in 1877 about the discovery of a petrified ancient man. The Solid Muldoon, named after a strongman popularized in song, actually was a 7-or-so-foot-tall statue that was paraded to the gullible for 50 cents a look. A replica is said to be buried beneath the grave marker along Colorado Highway 78.

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