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Summer Tours Series – #2 Fairview Cemetery

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission.

Directions/ Parking: 1000 South 26th Street, Colorado Springs. Heading west along Colorado Avenue, turn south onto 26th Street. The main entrance is on 26th Street at Ehrich Street. Parking is available along the road next to the entrance or you may go into the cemetery. 

Established in 1894, Fairview Cemetery is owned by the city of Colorado Springs. Although it was designated as a cemetery for area pioneers, there were earlier burials on the land. Cemetery land was donated in exchange for water rights by Anthony Bott, who founded Old Colorado City as a supply town for gold prospectors. Bott himself is buried in the cemetery as are such notables as “madam” Laura Bell McDaniel, Civil War veterans, gold prospectors, saloon keepers and 15,000 other remains. Presently, the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society raises awareness with walking tours and historic reenactments. Through the support of volunteers and donations, they carry out restoration projects on the grave stones of early settlers, ensuring preservation of this unique historical resource. 

Tour Guide: Dianne Hartshorn, ECBS Director HPA Coordinator: Cathy Mundy 

Disabled Access: Roads within cemetery are slightly rough but can accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. The ground around the gravesites is generally flat. Restrooms: None available 

Details

Date:
July 22
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Historic Preservation Alliance
Email:
events@hpasprings.org

Venue

Fairview Cemetary
1000 South 26th Street
Colorado Springs, CO United States
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Details

Date:
July 22
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Historic Preservation Alliance
Email:
events@hpasprings.org

Venue

Fairview Cemetary
1000 South 26th Street
Colorado Springs, CO United States
+ Google Map