Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, SD

This is the first time I’ve refused to go in a cemetery. Passing through Deadwood, South Dakota on the way back to Colorado, we thought the walk up steep Lincoln Avenue would yield a nice chance to stretch our legs and see an historic cemetery.  No, it was $2 to visit Mt. Moriah Cemetery because of…

Brethren Church Cemetery II, Hygiene, Colorado

On another bicycle ride to Hygiene Market and back, TC and I stopped on the other side of the road to see the other half of Brethren Church Cemetery. Photos like this are why I love cemetery visits: “She is not dead/ but sleepeth.” Little Lizzie Lot of dead babies, Freemasons, and Oddfellows–typical of the…

Elk Mountain Cemetery, Steamboat Springs, CO

The first cemetery we saw on this trip was not an actual cemetery. It was carnage from poachers on an isolated campground outside of Buena Vista, CO. We continued onto Leadville that night instead of camping. Two days later, we explored Elk Mountain Cemetery in Steamboat Springs: literally right off the main drag in Steamboat,…

Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, CO

Also prominent in Colorado cemeteries thus far are Freemason/Eastern Star, Grange, and Oddfellows stones. There’s a Freemason hall and Oddfellows hall on Main Street in Longmont; welcome to agrarian Americana. Are we ‘goodnow?’ The part of town in which Columbia Cemetery was situated is now surrounded by houses full of Colorado University students. We saw…