Silverton cemetery a window to the past

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Silverton cemetery a window to the past

Mountain setting as colorful as stories
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.
A photograph adorns the headstone marking the grave of Barney Tocco.
A headstone at the grave of Gracie Warren Alder gives clues to her profession at the time of her death in 1906.
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!”
Mining was a lucrative industry but claimed many lives, including Homer Stewart. He died in Lancaster Tunnel.
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.

Silverton cemetery a window to the past

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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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