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Meet the people behind the ghosts

Post Independent columnist Bill Kight, along with his daughter Amber, have been participating in Ghost Walk for seven years (since its inception). Kight plays Jasper Ward, founder of New Castle. He was killed during the Ute uprising in 1887. This year, Amber plays Beulah Rowden, who was 12 years old when she killed herself by drinking lye.
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Meet Doc Holliday and other Glenwood Springs historical figures during the Frontier Historical Society’s annual Ghost Walk through Linwood Cemetery.

Gather at the cemetery’s trailhead at 12th and Bennett, as tour guides lead groups up to and through Glenwood’s oldest cemetery. Bring a flashlight or lantern and dress appropriately for the weather. Kerosene lanterns are available for purchase for $10. Be advised that the hike to the cemetery is moderately strenuous.Here’s a preview of some of the characters who’ll be on hand to tell their stories:



• Post Independent columnist Bill Kight, along with his daughter Amber, have been participating in Ghost Walk for seven years, since its inception. Kight plays Jasper Ward, founder of New Castle. He was killed during the Ute uprising in 1887. This year, Amber plays Beulah Rowden, who was 12 years old when she killed herself by drinking lye.

• Merrilee Hindman is Katie Bender, who owned the Commercial Restaurant on Seventh Street (now Juicy Lucy’s). She and her husband, Joseph, arrived in Glenwood in or around 1886. He died a couple of years later and she continued to run the restaurant until the 1910s. She loved children, but had none of her own, and always made food baskets for people at Christmas.



• John Hines has played James Riland – a civil war veteran mysteriously murdered at Sweetwater – for the past five years. Riland was . Riland’s son was the editor of the first newspaper in Glenwood, the Glenwood Echo.


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