Crested Butte Cemetery

Southwest Colorado

Many of the town’s pioneers are buried in the cemetery, about 0.25 miles north of town towards Mt Crested Butte. Also interred here are 59 miners who died in the Jokerville Mine explosion of 1884, many of them boys and adolescents.

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