RDGringo 
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Re: “Manitou's other Incline

I have been wondering why the folks who are in charge of the whole Emma Crawford thing and the Manitou Historical Society aren't interested in where Emma Crawford lived. Well I'll tell you. Emma Crawford lived in the house at 104 Capitol Hill (which is on the curve right to the right of Miramount Castle), she was engaged to an engineer who worked for a local railroad I don't know if he worked for the Cog, or Colorado Midland RR. There was an article in the Gazette in the early 60's about my granddad's house at 104 Capitol Hill and the history behind it. My grandad Lauerence E. Smith owned the 104 Capitol Hill residence from 1944 till his death in 1978. All of our family used to gather for holidays, 4th of July ect. at the house and we were told of it's history. The house was built in 1885, and is on the National Historic Register. The house was purchased from my grandfathers estate after his death and was totally restored by an airline hostess and her boyfriend (who by an article also in the Gazette in the early 80's got it registered on the National Historic Register). There was much more information that was published in 50's 60's articles in the Pikes Peak Journal about Emma Crawford.

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Posted by RDGringo on 08/15/2014 at 5:17 PM

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