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Eber Duclo and Manitou Goes To War: A Salute To Veterans

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am4:30 pm

November 9, 2019

••• Saturday 10am ••• Memorial Park 502 Manitou Avenue Manitou Springs, Colorado. Join American Legion Post 39 and the Manitou Springs Heritage Center for the rededication of Memorial Park and the public unveiling of the George Eber Duclo plaque at our town’s World War I Doughboy statue.

Saturday 11am ••• Manitou Springs Memorial Hall 606 Manitou Avenue.  American Legion Post 39 and the Manitou Springs Heritage Center  proudly present “Manitou and the Great War: Eber Duclo and the Tank on Top of Pikes Peak”, a presentation by Lt. Colonel Matt Cavanaugh, author and contributor to The Gazette and Pikes Peak Bulletin. World War I shaped Manitou Springs in many ways, and some are hidden in plain sight. What’s the story behind the statue atop that 20-ton boulder in Memorial Park? Is it true that the yet-to-be-assassinated archduke that triggered the conflict stayed in Manitou? Why did the US Army send a tank mission to the top of Pikes Peak in 1919? And what was the origin of Veteran’s Day?

Saturday 12:30pm•••  The Manitou Springs Heritage Center and American Legion Post 39 proudly presentEber Duclo and Manitou Goes To War”. Learn about the founding of American Legion Post 39 and George Eber Duclo, a World War I veteran from Manitou who was killed in action.  See our collection of WWI and WWII artifacts, photographs and memorabilia and rare German and Japanese wartime artifacts, including one of the world’s remaining kamikaze talismen gifted by a surviving kamikaze.    

The Heritage Center would like to thank Border Burger Bar for sponsoring this program and exhibit.



November 9, 2019
10:00 am–4:30 pm


Manitou Springs Heritage Center
517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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(719) 685-1454