Articles that feature, in part or in whole, old cemeteries of historic mining communities in the Colorado Rockies. 

 

Evergreen Cemetery: Chronicle of Leadville History

 

 

Gravestones in Evergreen Cemetery tell stories of Leadville's past. 

 

 

 

Who Are the Knights of Pythias?

 

 

The peaceful, overgrowing cemeteries of Knights of Pythias and Central City. Learning some history of the area from the epitaphs. 

 

 

 

A Look Around Caribou Mining District - Landscape and History 

 

 

Finding meager remains of Caribou Cemetery, and exploring mines and areas around Caribou. 

 

 

Central City's Catholic Cemetery: Marking the Lives of Colorado's Melting Pot

 

Epitaphs and stories from some of the 19th century miners buried in the hilltop cemetery. Also a tour inside the Argo Tunnel and Mill, a revolutionary water drainage and ore transport system for its day. 

 

 

Weathered Into Anonymity: Gravestones of Jamestown, Colorado

 

 

A stroll through Jamestown Cemetery, where the texts of many of the gravestones are weathered beyond recognition — now the playground of colorful lichen.

 

 

Bald Mountain Cemetery: Final Resting Place for Some of Colorado's Earliest Miners

 

Resting place for residents of Nevadaville, now a ghost town, and Central City.

 

 

Lives from Gilpin County Cemeteries

 

In the Bald Mountain Cemetery, Bennett Seymour, prominent citizen of Nevadaville in the 1800s.

 

 

 

Historic South Park, Colorado - Mining Mecca in the 1800s

 

Explore what life was like for 1800s miners and their families high in the Colorado Rockies. 

 

 

 

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