Learn about the rich military history of Denver's two oldest cemeteries, Fairmount and Riverside, going all the way back to the Civil War, including eight Medal of Honor recipients, the Spanish-American War and Nisei. Join us on Monday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library for this presentation by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteers Garry & Joan O’Hara.
Looking for a way to honor a Veteran this Veteran's day? Bring an unopened toiletry item to be donated to the Denver Veteran's Hospital for Veterans in need.
Books on these fascinating cemeteries:
- Fairmount and Historic Colorado by David Fridtjof Halaas; with an introduction by Robert G. Athearn
- Walk into Historic Colorado David Fridtjof Halaas; illustrations by Clay Schulz
- Denver's Riverside Cemetery: Where History Lies by Annette L. Student; with foreword by Dr. Thomas Noel
As an amateur genealogist, I find cemeteries fascinating. If you also enjoy climbing the family tree, I highly recommend exploring our Western History and Genealogy Department on level 5 of the Central Library. In addition to getting information from local cemeteries like Fairmount and Riverside, the website Find A Grave is another great resource for learning more about ancestors buried farther away.