Silverton, Colorado: Hillside Cemetery: Interesting Graves

Stroll through a cemetery of Silverton where epitaphs note residents who succumbed in Wild West ways, whether by starving or freezing to death, or by mishandling the blasting powder.
Address:
County Road 34A, Silverton, CO
Directions:
On the north edge of town, where Hwy 110 meets Hwy 110A.
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Kid Thomas grave marker.

Hillside Cemetery: Interesting Graves

This is a very large cemetery. We spent about two hours wandering through the pioneers and miners buried there, and didn't see the entire area. Many of the older stones not only have dates and names, but epitaphs and how the deceased met their demise.

We came upon an area in which a few of the more famous harlots are buried, as well as a monument to the immigrant workers of the town who were not allowed to be buried in the cemetery, and a mass grave site for the numerous victims of the flu epidemic which nearly decimated the town.

[deb, 07/11/2010]

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