October 19, 2013
The Steamboat Springs Cemetery includes a paupers section, where 66 people are buried but less than half of the deceased are identified in cemetery records. Each grave is marked with a white-washed wooden cross, and these simple tributes dot the bottom portion of the cemetery’s hillside.
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Cemeteries are fascinating places. Spending an afternoon wandering through acres of gravestones, reading the names, dates and words etched on marble, is like embarking on a self-guided history tour of any community.