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Arbourville Cemetery

Chaffee County, Colorado

Researched by June Shaputis

Copyright (c) 1987 by June Shaputis from book CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO, BURIALS.
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This cemetery is located under U.S. Highway 50, about half way up Monarch Pass.

The Colorado State Highway Department has reports on file that state no bodies were ever moved at the time the highway was widened and improved in the 1930's.

Frank Gimlett, the "Hermit of Arbourville," states the same information in his series of booklets. Some of his information has been found to be incorrect, however, and must be used with caution. ("Over Trails of Yesterday - Stories of Colorful Characters That Lived, Labored, Loved, Fought and Died in the Gold and Silver West",
OLD WEST SERIES, Volumes 1-9, 1943-1951.)


Only the following two Arbourville cemetery interments are known: (See also the section on Unknown Burials.)

MOORE, Daniel H. Age 80, d. 17 Jan 1903 (Salida Mail 23 Jan 1903)

THOMPSON, George L. d. Jul 1883, killed in the Madonna Mine (Salida Mail 3 Sep 1883)

I will be happy to add any information or make corrections regarding these individuals.  Submitters must allow me to use their contact information with the new information they provide. Sources that I used to find information are listed.

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Copyright (c) 1987 by June Shaputis from book CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO, BURIALS.
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