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The Golden Cemetery was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The 140 year old cemetery qualified as a landmark because of the historically significant people buried there.  Among these are George West, founder of The Golden Transcript, Edward Berthoud, railroad pioneer (and yes, Berthoud pass is named after him), John Vivian, a former Governor of Colorado, Gertrude Bell, teacher (Bell Middle School is named after her), George Morrison (founder of the town of Morrison), G.W. Parfet (Parfet Park), and hundreds of others.  The stone shelter house was built in 1933 by Roosevelt’s Civil Works Administration, and the landscaping was added in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration.  It’s a lovely spot, and fascinating to those interested in local history.

The City of Golden and the Historic Preservation Board will host a celebration next Monday, Memorial Day, at 11 A.M. at the Cemetery, in conjunction with the annual VFW Memorial Day ceremony.  Please plan to attend!