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Final casting call issued for inaugural Craig Historic Ghost Walk

Craig Press staff report

The Christian Church at the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Yampa Avenue was built in 1905, after a fire destroyed the original church building. Several additions and remodels were done to the building over the years. It is currently owned and operated by the city of Craig and is known as The Center of Craig. Photographer Lewis M. Hellebust took the above photo in 1910.

People with an interest in history and a flair for the dramatic are encouraged to volunteer as actors, actresses, guides, and helpers for the inaugural Historic Downtown Ghost Walk, set for Oct. 4, 5 and 6. 

The Craig Historic Ghost Walk is a storytelling of Craig and Moffat County's history.

Walking tour length is 1 1/2 to 2 hours and a little more than a mile. It is not recommended for children younger than age 6.

Stories will include:

  • History of Craig
  • Fire Hits the Heart of Craig
  • Dr. Lion J. G. Clayton, The Life of a Dr. in the 1800’s
  • Joseph R. Flack — the best-loved guy in town
  • Clovis “Bud” Harper, WWII — Some gave all
  • Moffat County Fair — How did the fair get started?
  • Phil Leckenby — Bronc Rider battles his arch enemy
  • The Cosgriff Hotel — What a lady! Or the manager that did!
  • Murder in Moffat County
  • The Armory that brought Craig together

The first performance will be seated "sneak peek" from 5:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Craig Middle School auditorium. Discounted tickets are $5.

Walks will leave every 15 minutes starting 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 6. Tours begin and end at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

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The show will go on rain or shine. In the event of rain the Center of Craig will provide the venue for an “indoor tour,” said event organizer Linda Olson.  

Tickets are $10 with a $2 discount for seniors, students, first responders, and veterans.

Money raised after expenses will be used to support an effort to scan the area’s old newspapers on coloradohistoricnewspapers.com and to support CNCC Education Foundation scholarship fund.

For advanced tickets and tour time reservations, stop by the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Books, or the Community Budget Center. For more information about the Craig Historic Ghost Walk visit craigghostwalk.wixsite.com.

For more information about volunteering as an actor/actress, call Linda at The Wyman Living History Museum, 970-230-2103, or email her at  craigghostwalk@hotmail.com