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During the Old Colorado City Historical Society's annual Haunted Histories in 2017, a tour group amid the Fairview Cemetery tombstones listens to the tales of two of the event's "ghosts."
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OCCHS: Talk on 1779 battle Sept. 14, 'Haunted Histories' at Fairview Sept. 15

For Haunted Histories October 2017, Sandy Hanzlian played Mary Nye/Monahan/ Gillespie, a Colorado City resident. During her portrayal, Hanzlian displayed photos of the family that she had found in her research.
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Aug. 28, 2018
       The Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) is planning events back to back Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15.
       - Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. - a presentation titled “The Legacy of Juan Bautista de Anza and the Comanche War Chief Cuerno Verde,” will tell about a large Spaniard- Indian battle in this area in 1779.
       The presentor, John Anderson, is a former El Paso County sheriff and author of three books published by the History Center.
       The public is invited, but people who are not OCCHS members are charged $5 for admission to programs.
       - Sept. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., Haunted Histories of Old Colorado City at Fairview Cemetery, featuring “ghost” story-tellers at their tombstones.
       The event is a major annual fundraiser for the OCCHS.
       “Learn about murder, poisoning, accidents, red light district, upstanding and not so nice citizens that made up the history of Old Colorado City… and it's all true.” So reads the current edition of West Word, the OCCHS newsletter.
       To sign up for one of the guided tours, call 636-1225 or drop by the History Center. Sales are in advance. The cost is $20 a person.

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(Community: Old Colorado City History Center)

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