Colorado Town Observes Annual Coffin Race

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Every year the town of Manitou Springs, Colorado honors the legacy of resident Emma Crawford. With a coffin race.

Crawford died in 1890 of tuberculosis. She was laid to rest at the top of the nearby Red Mountain, but 39 years later, her coffin was washed down the mountain. She was eventually buried at a cemetery but her ghost is believed to haunt the mountain. For the last 19 years, Manitou Springs has observed the incident with the Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Festival. This year, the race falls on October 26.

Read more and see photos from The Daily Mail.

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