Red Mountain – Manitou’s Other Incline
An exhibit on the fascinating history of this little known and short-lived second incline railway
Manitou Springs Heritage Center
517 Manitou Avenue
Friday, August 15, 2014
Red Mountain Incline Exhibit Opens at Manitou Springs Heritage Center
Manitou Springs, CO – (August 9, 2014) – The Manitou Springs Heritage Center will open its newest exhibit titled “Red Mountain – Manitou’s Other Incline”on Friday, August 15th from 5:00-8:00pm during the Third Friday ArtWalk.
The exhibit features rare photos and information on this little-known incline railway that operated intermittently from 1912-1922 and is associated with the famed story of Emma Crawford.
Heritage Center volunteer David Walker has assembled information, photos and artifacts from the Heritage Center’s archives and other collections. “It was a challenge tracking down information on the Red Mountain Incline. Compared to the more famous Manitou Incline, it was almost like this second funicular railway didn’t want to be found.” stated Walker. “A last minute find of images in the Old Colorado City History Center and Tom Daniels collections was like striking gold!” The Heritage Center still hopes to find someone who has family photos, memorabilia, or information from an ancestor who actually rode the Red Mountain Incline.
The same evening anyone looking for something to do after the Third Friday ArtWalk ends can find out “What Goes Bump in the Night” during a Paranormal Investigation hosted by the Heritage Center. Participants will go ghost hunting with the experienced, Manitou-based Haunted Dimensions team of investigators using their equipment. Tickets are $10 and participants meet at the Center at 10 pm. No reservations are necessary.
The Manitou Springs Heritage Center is located at 517 Manitou Avenue and dedicated to the Preservation, Interpretation and Education about the History and Culture of Manitou Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. It is open Fridays through Mondays from 12 to 4pm. To find out more about the Manitou Springs Heritage Center visit the website, www.manitouspringsheritagecenter.org, or contact the Center at email@example.com and 719-685-1454.