Boggsville Cemetery Tour 2024 - Voices of the Passed on May 24th

Description: George Wick, editor of the Bent County Democrat, 1899 to 1930, as portrayed by Tim Baublits at the 2023 Boggsville Cemetery Tour.

Published: 05/08/2024
Byline: SECO News


The Voices of the Passed Cemetery Tour returns to Boggsville Friday, May 24th, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.  Come join us and take a horse drawn wagon ride to come face to face with the heroes and scoundrels of our past.

The cemetery tour is Boggsville’s spring fundraiser.  Come enjoy the fun and hear the stories of our ghostly residents but be ready for some surprises.  You’ll meet Peter G. Scott, the first public school teacher in Bent County, who interviewed for his job while branding cattle for the school superintendent and Lottie Gardner who, after losing her husband, started cooking meals for cowboys at 25¢ a pop and would become the owner of the Las Animas’ luxury hotel, The Gardner House.  Thadeus Huey was a prosperous rancher with a wayward son who was arrested for stealing and consuming the sacrificial wine at St Mary’s Church.  Andrez Luhan, who was born in Spain, came to America as a two-year-old, travelling around Cape Horn to Los Angeles with his aunts. He died at the age of 93 after walking 22 miles to Las Animas to try and find a doctor.  And finally, you will meet the famed William Bent, founder of Bent’s Fort and namesake of the county.

Wagons load every 30 minutes at the Boggsville Historic Site and each tour takes approximately one hour.  Adults are $10, Youth under 16 are $5 and children under 6 are free. All proceeds support the preservation of Boggsville.  Enjoy refreshments and tour the historic Boggsville homes while you wait. Reservations are not necessary but larger groups are encouraged to do so to ensure you all seated in the same wagon.  You can make reservations by calling 303-427-2317.

If you haven’t been to Boggsville lately, you’ll be amazed at the recent preservation progress that is underway. Come out and have some fun while learning about our early Bent County residents. The Boggsville Historic Site is located at 28120 Colorado Highway 101 in Las Animas, Colorado. That is about 2 miles south of the courthouse on Hwy 101. See you Friday, May 24th!

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