"Building Bridges Across Time"
Historic Highlandlake, Inc. - a nonprofit, 501 (c)3 member supported, historical society - is dedicated: to preserving the rich history of the Highlandlake and Mead, Colorado region, the preservation of local historical buildings and sites, and an active, educational outreach to the community at large.
Pioneer Cemetery News
We have just created a perpetual cemetery fund managed by Longmont Community Foundation. The money donated to this fund will help maintain and preserve the Highlandlake Pioneer Cemetery for generations to come. Instructions on donating to this fund will come soon, so watch this page for more information.
Current Fundraising Goals:
We are planning on doing some work on the west border of the cemetery and around the Paul Mead (founder of Mead, CO) family plots. We need to stop the soil from blowing in from the fields to the west, so a retaining wall is what we are thinking. We also want to clean up and maybe do some landscaping around the Mead plots (this has to be drought resistant since we do not have water out there) to spruce things up a bit.
This is going to cost money (about $2,000) and we will need volunteers to help do the work.
If you are willing to help by donating some money toward the cost of the projects, please let me know at: pauli@HistoricHighlandlake.org. We are a 501 ( c )3 charitible organization which means that your cash donation is deductible. See the donation button above.
Thanks so much! Pauli Smith, Executive Director, Historic Highlandlake, Inc.
Images of America: Highlandlake and Mead
Purchase this book by our own, Pauli Driver Smith, about the history of Highlandlake and Mead.
128 pages, 200 black and white photos.
Written by Pauli Driver Smith and published by Arcadia Publishing. $22.00 plus tx and shipping.
To order our book, please go here!
For more information, please contact: Pauli Smith at: 970-535-4936 or email her at: pauli@HistoricHighlandlake.org.
We're accepting any old photos, stories, newspaper clippings, or anything else that you may think will help us.
Married in the Historic Highlandlake Church? Know someone who was? We are trying to compile a wedding album, so we are looking for photos (and details) of past weddings held in the Highlandlake Church. We can scan your prized photos without damage, while you wait. So, don't be shy, bring them on! For information on booking our facility, go here.
Wedding: Michelle Fury Jensen
Photographer: Laurie Farr, Rendition Studios
Stunning photos of the Highlandlake Church by Eli Vega! These are available for purchase!
Our 90th Reunion Program book is now Online! Check it out for history, dates, and other interesting factoids about our area.
Cradle Roll 1907 - 1915. Is your ancestor listed here? Go check it out!!
Download a walking tour map of Highlandlake. Warning large file 4.4 mbts! (PDF file)
Download notes on the history of the Highland Ditch Company. (PDF file)
Mapping the Pioneer Highlandlake Cemetery
On Friday, May 8, Denver University Anthropology Professor Lawrence Conyers, and several of his students, visited our pioneer cemetery. Their mission was to map the cemetery, looking for unmarked graves, by using ground penetrating radar technology. Several newspapers and Denver TV station, 7News covered the event. Links to news stories here.
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This website was updated on January 23, 2015
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