High water tables ruined early cemetery

James Chenoweth, who died Sept. 15, 1883, was buried at Hope Cemetery before his remains were moved to the Orchard Mesa Cemetery in 1904.



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James Chenoweth, who died Sept. 15, 1883, was buried at Hope Cemetery before his remains were moved to the Orchard Mesa Cemetery in 1904.

Second in a series on the history of local cemeteries. Cemeteries must have been a profitable business in the late 1890s, when Grand Junction was still a hamlet. Mesa County records show that…




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