Ghosts come alive in historic Silver Reef

LEEDS – The Silver Reef Foundation has plans to celebrate both history and Halloween this fall as the ghost town of historic Silver Reef comes alive at the town’s Ghost Walk on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.

The historic town will be a ghostly scene as some of the town’s most colorful characters are portrayed against a backdrop of the Wells Fargo Museum and surrounding historic buildings and ruins.

Guest ghosts will include such personages as Henry Clark, who died in a shootout and is buried in the Silver Reef Cemetery; John Kemple, who first discovered the silver that made the area famous; and Margaret Grames, proprietor of the Cosmopolitan restaurant.

If visitors look closely, they may recognize current residents, Doug Alder, Lola Butcher, David Clark, Mike Empey, Jim Kemple, Lynne Johnston, Leo Lyman, and Mike Woodward, of the area who will lend their acting skills to the excitement.

Proceeds from this event will provide operating funds for the Silver Reef Museum which reopened this summer. With its combination of history and spectacular setting, historic Silver Reef is becoming an increasingly popular destination for visitors from all over the world, as well as being a favorite outing for local residents.

Reservations are required and space is limited. Guests are reminded not to forget their flashlights!

Event details and contact information

  • When: Friday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Museum at Silver Reef, 1903 Wells Fargo Road, Leeds
  • Cost: $5 in advance, $7 day of – includes “Ghost Walk,” light refreshments and museum admission.
  • Reservations: 435-879-2254 or 435-879-2926

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