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Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Parade

October 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

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Go to: www.emmacrawfordfestival.com for the most up-to-date information!

 

To our 2017 Sponsors-THANK YOU!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Was Emma Crawford?

Emma Crawford, a young woman seeking the mineral springs “cure” from tuberculosis came to Manitou Springs in the 1800’s. Sadly, Emma passed away in 1890. Before passing, Emma asked her fiance to bury her on top of Red Mountain. Her wish was honored, and her remains rested peacefully atop the mountain until 1912. During the early 1900’s, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company began building an incline to the mountaintop, forcing her coffin to be moved. She was reburied on the south slope of the mountain. After several years of rain and harsh weather conditions, Emma’s remains slid down the mountain into the canyon below, where two young boys found her nameplate and the silver handles from her casket.

Manitou Springs, in honor of Emma Crawford, celebrates the fun and crazy event of the Emma Crawford Coffin Races annually as a part of our history to be shared with all.

 

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Details

Date:
October 28, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.emmacrawfordfestival.com

Organizer

Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau & Office of Economic Development
Phone:
719-685-5089

Venue

Downtown Manitou Springs
800 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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Phone:
719-685-5089
Website:
https://www.manitousprings.org