I am proud to have organized with my partner, Ingrid Mcdonald, the funeral recreation for William Jackson Palmer in honor of the 100th Anniversary of his death on March 21st. in Colorado Springs, CO. The day could not have been more beautiful if we had planned it. In Colorado, planning any outside event in March is a gamble, as this is usually the time of year we receive our largest snow fall, but not this year. As portraying one of the daughters and riding in the horse drawn carriage it was a very surreal experience.
The procession began at Giuseppe's Depot at 10 S. Sierra Madre where the "ashes"we taken from the train and carried by Father Marty Pearsll of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. The family followed to waiting drawn carriages to drive through town to the graveside at Evergreen Cemetery. The carriages were furnished by the M Lazy C Ranch near Lake George, Colorado.
Please click on the link to view a short movie of the event.