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Murder and Mayhem in Fountain: a Twilight Cemetery Lantern Tour

 

September 11, 2019

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The public is invited to a ghostly twilight lantern tour of Fountain's Fairview Cemetery, 757 South Santa Fe Ave., Saturday, Sept. 14, to learn about the mystery behind three murders that happened in the community in the early 1900s.

The hour-long tour hosted by The Friends of Fountain Fairview Cemetery (FFFC) will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the gate prior to the start of the event. All proceeds will go toward conservation and education projects at the cemetery. There will be no historic daytime tours of the cemetery this year.

A library spokesperson said, "This year we will visit the family plots associated with three murders that happened in the Fountain Valley in the early 1900s.  Hear the ghastly details of their deeds, and learn that there are still mysteries with each of the three events."

She added, "This is our annual fund-raising event. For conservation work with the FFFC, this year we worked with students from UCCS to clean about 110 headstones, and we reset the stone of Nancy Kramer, who died in Fountain in 1876."

 

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