Lakeside Cemetery in Colon Michigan is the final resting place of more magicians than any other cemetery in the world.
Harry Blackstone, the first magician known to pull a rabbit out of a hat, performed the trick 80,000 times before he was buried in the Lakeside Cemetery. In the 1920s Blackstone, and Australian magician Percy Abbott, turned the sleepy Village of Colon, population 1,200, into a magician’s paradise, complete with magic shops, magic theaters and an annual gathering of magicians from around the world. And while the friendship didn’t last - Blackstone retreated to a 200 acre mint farm that provided the aromatic herb to the Wrigley gum factory in Chicago, and Abbott left town – magic still floats in the air above Colon.
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