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Past becomes present during Ghost Walk

After last year’s annual historic Ghost Walk through Linwood Cemetery in Glenwood Springs, one girl told her mother, “That Civil War guy had issues.”Characters such as a war veteran, a lady of the night, and the infamous Doc Holliday, portrayed by costumed actors and storytellers, recall life’s journeys during Glenwood’s pioneer days amid the glow of lanterns and the shadows of the night. The Ghost Walk runs Friday through Sunday and Oct. 22-24. Tour times are 7, 8:15, and 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 and 8:15 p.m. Sundays.”I don’t ever find the event spooky, even though it takes place in a cemetery,” said Frontier Historical Society and Museum director Cindy Hines. “I’ve had high school and college kids try to make it scary by hiding in the bushes, saying ‘Ooohhh,’ but they ended up getting scared themselves by one of our characters dressed as the town sheriff. It’s really a fun event.”The Ghost Walk, a fund-raiser for the museum, drew more than 500 people in 2003. Hines said increased media attention this year might attract more out-of-town visitors, indicating that the 30-person tours may fill quickly.”The AAA magazine, the Cowboy Chronicle, and the Denver Post have all done features on us,” she said. “It’s been really interesting how much national press we have received.”Participants bring their own lanterns or flashlights to the event and take a “moderately strenuous” half-mile hike up the hill to the cemetery where story-telling characters await. The 7 p.m. tours are recommended for young children, and cookies and cider are served at the bottom of the hill after each tour. No flash photography or recording devices are allowed.Tickets are $10 for Frontier Historical Society members and $15 for nonmembers 3 and older. Advance tickets are available at the Frontier Historical Museum and Through the Looking Glass bookstore in Glenwood. Both out-of-town visitors and locals may reserve tickets via credit card by calling the Frontier Museum at (970) 945-4448 or sending an e-mail to history@rof.net. Tickets are $10 for Frontier Historical Society members and $15 for nonmembers 3 and older. Advance tickets are available at the Frontier Historical Museum and Through the Looking Glass bookstore in Glenwood. Both out-of-town visitors and locals may reserve tickets via credit card by calling the Frontier Museum at (970) 945-4448 or sending an e-mail to history@rof.net.


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