ROANOKE CO., Va.—As we reported in April, North Cross volunteers were sure they had discovered a diploma that belonged to Doc Holliday, an Old West Cowboy known for his friendship with Wyatt Earp.
A dental school in Pennyslvania went as far as confirming it, but when a dentist in Richmond caught wind of the story, he came forward and said it was actually a replica. The dentist said he had produced it as a special graduation gift for his son as he was finishing up dental school.
North Cross still plans to auction off the diploma at its flea market sale this weekend.
The "Big Flea" sale takes place rain or shine on May 11 in the Carter Athletic Center. Doors open at 7 a.m.
May 3, 5:33 p.m.: A Roanoke school gearing up for its annual flea market may have already come across a unique keepsake.
Volunteers at North Cross recently discovered a diploma believed to belong to John Holliday, who also went by "Doc". The gunfighter, gambler and dentist is also known for saving Wyatt Earp, one of the Old West's toughest and deadliest gunman of his day.
The diploma is from a dentistry college in Pennsylvania, dated 1872. Staff at the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery confirmed Doc was a graduate.
North Cross' "Big Flea" is next Saturday. It starts at 7 a.m.