Silverton cemetery a window to the past

Silverton cemetery a window to the past

Mountain setting as colorful as stories
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Bev Rich of the San Juan County Historical Society pauses next to grave sites in the Hillside Cemetery above Silverton. The Historical Society has a fund that contributes to the cemetery’s upkeep.
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A photograph adorns the headstone marking the grave of Barney Tocco.
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A headstone at the grave of Gracie Warren Alder gives clues to her profession at the time of her death in 1906.
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Mrs. Louis Leveque died in macabre fashion in 1895. Her demise prompted the Silverton newspaper to write the following: “the recklessness of reckless characters often brings their doom!”
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Mining was a lucrative industry but claimed many lives, including Homer Stewart. He died in Lancaster Tunnel.
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A monument atop the Cole mausoleum. The Coles were a prominent Silverton family. William “Billy” Cole operated a general store and men’s haberdashery downtown.
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