April 1, 2006

Coffin Race

Emma Crawford came to Manitou Springs to find a cure for her tuberculosis. She believed she saw her Indian sprit guide waiting for her on Red Mountain. Climbing to the top, she said she wanted to be buried there. She died young, Emma did, at the turn of the century. Her body was carried to the top of Red Mountain by 12 strong men where she was laid to rest.

Lars Leber has photographs of how Manitou Springs remembers Emma Crawford with a coffin race.

  Emma Crawford Coffin Race

Via Hannan Levin

Posted by Jill Fallon at April 1, 2006 2:08 AM | Permalink