Soapy Smith was a scoundrel, con artist, bunco man, and lowlife of the highest order, so he naturally left quite a lot of bad blood behind when he was shot to death in 1898, and this has taken a harsh toll on the sanctity of his final resting place. Friends of Bad Man Soapy Smith has written a history of Soapy’s six gravestones.
1898 – 1901. Stolen.
1901 (+-)- 1927. Washed out to sea in a flood.
1927 – 1950s. Became target practice for vandalism and gun practice.
Maybe same as above, but protected from target practice. Blown up with dynamite.
1950s -1997. Deterioriated naturally?
1997 – present