Central Colorado Humanists will partner with Salida Walking Tours for a fundraiser, exploring the Salida downtown. The 75-minute tour of the state’s largest National Historic District begins at 10 a.m. on July 21.
The tour will explore Salida’s hidden architecture and colorful, sometimes unknown history – from its colorful characters, ghosts, gunfights, lynchings and two devastating fires.
The small-group walking tour will include:
– Salida’s in-plain-sight joke that most local are unaware of.
– The saga of Baxter Stingley, Salida’s most famous Marshall.
– Relive a horrific shootout that made newspapers around the nation.
– View buildings still reportedly roamed by ghosts.
– Facts about the ‘Red Light District’ and the madams who ran the show.
– Learn the grisly story of an ugly 1891 mob lynching.
– Visit the site of the devastating fire of 1888.
Cost is $20 per person and all proceeds will go toward the mission of Central Colorado Humanists. Space is limited. To register for the walking tour visit: www.SalidaWalkingTours.com/book-online then click on Fundraiser and then the date – July 21 10 a.m. or call 719-497-9444. Participants must register in advance.