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Emmy's Bench (Snowmass)

This bench is located on the Snowmass Mall near the Fanny Hill run.  Emmy Lou Badger owned and operated several different retail shops in the Snowmass Mall.  She moved to the Roaring Fork Valley from Denver the very first summer that Snowmass opened.  She always sat on the bench outside her gallery and everyone would stop, sit, and talk with her.  She moved to Green Valley, Arizona in 1990 and died there in 1998.  Thanks to Mindy Badger Trovarelli for her help with the information on this page.

This article was in the Aspen Times newspaper issue of Friday, March 26, 1999:

Memorial: Emmy Lou Badger

A celebration of the life of Emmy Lou Badger will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Snowmass Chapel and Community Center. Badger, who died in December (1998) at her home in Arizona, was one of the first retail merchants in Snowmass Village. While living and working in Snowmass, she touched many people's lives. Planners of the memorial celebration are asking people to bring a story or photograph, and to bring finger food if possible. For more information, call Debbie Shore at 923-2264.  See:

Photos of the bench are below.

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This 1977 photo of Emmy Lou Badger in her store in Snowmass Village appeared in the August 18, 1977 Aspen Times, and is part of the Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Times Collection at this link:


Two images of the bench are below;

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