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Silverton, CO - Hillside Cemetery

Irregularly placed tombstones at the old Hillside Cemetery, on Boulder Mountain above Silverton, the seat of San Juan County, Colorado, a legendary gold-rush town of the 19th Century and, at 9,313 feet above sea level, one of America's highest cities. This venerable old burying ground, a place of wild grandeur, is sprawled over twenty acres on the side of the rugged mountain. At an altitude of more than 9,300 feet, the cemetery, where early silver miners and their families and those who died in a devastating flu epidemic in 1918 are interred, is constantly struggling against the harsh elements of nature which endlessly threaten to damage tombstones, rock walls and fences. Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2015.
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Silverton, CO - Hillside Cemetery