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Haunted History: Eagle County’s Dark Side, October 23

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 6 pm

Haunted History: Eagle County’s Dark Side

Avon Library, Avon, Colorado

Eagle County’s early history involves more than adventurous miners and hard-toiling farmers. There are also stories to be told about murder, tragedy, and perhaps the ghosts of a pioneer or two who just don’t seem to be at rest.

And what about that shadowy monster that was blamed in early decades for the mysterious disappearances of miners and soldiers?

Join local historian Kathy Heicher for a Halloween version of local history and an entertaining evening at the Avon Library.

 

Eagle County Pioneer Talk: Sarah Doherty September 21

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 2 pm

Eagle County Pioneer Sarah Doherty

First Christian Church, 1326 N. 1st Street, Grand Junction, CO.

Sarah Doherty was a frightened Irish immigrant when she first arrived at the Red Cliff train depot in 1883. An independent, unmarried woman, Sarah eventually homesteaded at Dotsero where she became known as the “Cattle Queen of the Badlands.” Hear her story at a special presentation by local historian Kathy Heicher for the Territorial Daughters of Colorado, Western Chapter. Free.

 

Red Cliff Cemetery Tour

On Saturday, August 18th the Eagle County Historical Society presented a tour of the Greenwood Cemetery in Red Cliff, Colorado. A rainy day turned sunny and some of the most notable pioneers were around to tell their stories.

Mark Vodopich – Ben Hart
Jamie Harrison – Oscar Meyer
Janice Tonz- Lydia Tague
Taelia Jones – Tilly Strand
Coot Overcash – Doc Gilpin
Aiden (Nottingham) Woodworth – William Nottingham
Rich Perske, author – Fulford expert
Sarah Pounder – “Iris Meadows,” mining camp working girl …

 

Red Cliff Cemetery Tour August 18

On Saturday, August 18th the Eagle County Historical Society will present a tour of the Greenwood Cemetery in Red Cliff, Colorado. Actors will share the stories of Eagle County’s most memorable pioneers.

Red Cliff is the oldest town in the county. The first grave in the mountain cemetery dates back to 1880. Over 600 people are buried in the graveyard, including some of the most notable (and sometimes notorious) pioneers of the county.

The first tour will begin at 10 AM. The last tour will begin at 3:00 PM and end about 4:30.

Participants should be prepared for an approximate 90 minute tour, which will involve walking on uneven ground.

Tours will meet at the Red Cliff Town Hall 400 Pine Street, Red Cliff for check-in. Parking is available nearby.

The cemetery is located up the hill from the Town Hall. Please allow at least 15 minutes to walk up to the cemetery. Transportation will be available from the Town Hall for those who choose not to walk.

Advance tour tickets are $20. There is a discount for ECHS members using code RC2018 [case sensitive]. Reserve Your Tickets Here.

Please either print or have a mobile copy of your ticket.

On the day of the tour walk-up tickets are $25 – cash or check only.

Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended.