Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Pikes Peak and Manitou Springs offers the Halloween Emma Crawford Wake and Coffin Races
The legend of Emma Crawford lives!
The 15th annual Emma Crawford Coffin races are underway. The entrants are working towards the required specification for their coffin race along with their signature entourage and prepared for the run up Manitou Ave to the round about. This should be interesting; this is the first year for the round about. I wonder what’s going to happen.
First join us for the Emma Crawford wake in celebration of her death.
In 1889 Emma Crawford came to Manitou Springs in search of her health. She enjoyed the benefits of the crisp mountain air and Manitou Springs famous mineral waters. Emma succumbed to her illness and as she wished was laid to rest on top of Red Mountain. Years later her coffin washed down the granite cliff from torrential rain storms.
Admission includes entrance into Miramont Castle, Victorian wake and among the other guests include Buffalo Bill Cody and his wife, Lillian Russell (aka Diamond Lil), Dr. Davis and of course the original Miramont Castle residents Father Francolon and his mother Madam Marie Francolon.
The event is graced in pure Victorian splendor and you will enjoy Victorian food and beverage in the great hall. Space is limited and reservations are required. For pricing and more information call 685-1011 for reservations. Location: Miramont Castle, 9 Capitol Hill Date: Friday, October 23, 2009 Time: 11:00am-2:00pm MDT
Parade and Coffin races are on Saturday, October 24th beginning at 12pm. We are located right in front of Miramont Castle and only a block from the coffin race track. Stay with us at 1892 Victoria's Keep and join the fun.