Ran across an interesting story while visiting the Indian Territory Museum. There is a clipping from 1967 that talks about a famous grave in the Caddo Cemetery. Well, of course we had to go see it, AND photograph it.
The story is that in 1880 David H. Folsom, son of Judge Loring S. W. Folsom, and grandson of Col. David Folsom, was wrongly killed by a U.S. Marshal. He was only 17 years old (17, 2ms., 4 ds). Outraged that the marshal wasn’t charged for the death, the parents had his headstone engraved with “murdered Feb. 18, 1880” and had the bullet that killed him embedded in the top of the stone. It has a removable cap and the bullet is underneath. For years it was a tourist attraction. Now it has been all but forgotten. Unfortunately it has also been vandalized- someone broke the top point, apparently not realizing it could be easily lifted off. I’m not sure if the screw was originally there or added after the vandalism. You can still see the bullet beneath it. I’m still looking for more information about this incident, so if you can add any details be sure to email me.