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The Incline


October 31, 2018

I find it interesting that there are hundreds who walk up the old Mount Manitou Incline track bed, who do not even know that it was a strange railroad. Even before it was open to the public, it was a challenge to go around the No Trespassing signs. Those who worked in the parking lot at the cog railway were often entertained by those who started up the path. The Manitou Fire Department still has to rescue people who really should not try it!

This story is from 1948, some 80 years ago, when the incline was celebrating being there for 40 years! Claude McKesson was the honored guest, but he wa...

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