Minturn Cemetery Tour set for Sept. 6 |

Minturn Cemetery Tour set for Sept. 6

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Locals dressed up in their Sunday best and turned out for some picture taking in 1913 when Denver and Rio Grande Railroad engine No. 513 crashed through the wall of the roundhouse at Minturn. Learn about this railroading town’s history at the Minturn Cemetery Tour on Sept. 6.
Photo courtesy of ECHS and EVLD | Special to the Daily |

MINTURN — There are plenty of interesting people buried in Minturn’s Riverview Cemetery. Valley residents will have an opportunity to meet some of them and learn the community’s history on Sept. 6 at the Eagle County Historical Society’s Minturn Cemetery Tour.

Actors and actresses from local theater companies will portray the Minturn community’s pioneering citizens. The walking tours will last about 75 minutes. Expect to meet early-day homesteaders, adventurous gold miners and railroaders while learning the history of this 110-year-old mountain town.

Tour Logistics

Tours will begin at 9 a.m. and run every 20 minutes throughout the day with the final tour departing at 3:40 p.m. Cost is $15 per person in advance, or $20 on the day of the event. Advance tickets may be purchased on-line at eaglecountyhistorical or call 800-838-3006.

Tours are expected to fill up early. Advance reservations are advised. All proceeds benefit the Eagle County Historical Society. Questions may be directed to Eagle County Historical Society President Kathy Heicher at 970-328-7104.

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