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the undead flock to manitou springs for annual coffin races – the denver post

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the undead flock to manitou springs for annual coffin races – the denver post

dougal brownlie, the gazettemembers of the steampunk zombies stand next to their coffin during the 23nd annual emma crawford coffin race and parade in manitou springs on saturday october 28, 2017.manitou springs’ population nearly tripled saturday, but not with the living.racing down manitou avenue, coffins in hand, was the undead of all kinds: the grim reaper, victorian-era elite, even mangled disney princesses.those racing and the 10,000 to 15,000 others lining the sidewalks for the emma crawford coffin race & parade all were there to pay tribute to emma crawford, who gained undying fame by dying after moving to manitou springs.crawford moved to the foot of pikes peak in 1889, seeking the “healing air” but died two years later of tuberculosis. her body was first buried atop red mountain, but after several years of rain and harsh weather, crawford’s remains slid down the mountain into the canyon below. two young boys found her name plate and the silver handles from her casket.for the past 23 years, manitou springs has remembered crawford’s “return” from the grave by pushing coffin-like contraptions with an “emma” inside 195 yards down manitou avenue.read the full story at gazette.com.