Caribu Cemetery

"High on a windy ridge gently sloping toward the west, Caribou buried its dead. In the words of the people of Cornwall, England, who made up a large portion of Caribou's population -- Cousin Jacks as they were called -- 'Many a person was bahrn, mah-ried and bah-ried in Caribou.' Only a few headstones have withstood the elements that tear down mountains. Sunken depressions mark the other graves."


Passing through a forgotten ghost town, climbing on foot about 1/2 mile up and on the left, facing the Arapahoe Mountain and Baldy Mountain, you reach the fenced cemetery, the tombstones are missing; a few graves can be located by broken stones and fences, but the identities remain a mystery. The aspen trees quake in the wind as though to whisper the secrets of the glories days of Caribou.




This page was updated on Aug. 21, 2011

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