Pioneer Cemetery Documents

 

The Highlandlake Pioneer Cemetery is open to the public from dawn to dusk

Anyone caught in the cemetery after dark without signed, written permission in their immediate possession, is subject to arrest.
Questions? Please contact our Executive Director, Pauli Driver-Smith at: info@historichighlandlake.org

The first known burial in the Highlandlake Cemetery was in 1878. In 1880, the Highlandlake community created an official "Highlandlake Cemetery Association." and then purchased one and a half acres encompassing the original family burial ground from C. A. Pound. The cemetery association dissolved in 1906, however, many of the records continued to be kept, first by descendants of L. C. Mead, and now by Historic Highlandlake, Inc.

Available Records

For more information, please call our Executive Director, Pauli Driver-Smith (970) 535-4936

Records, Photos, and Stories:

(Click on images for more records and stories.
Hover over image to read what lies beyond)

Link to our cemetery records including plot maps, transcriptions, and photos of headstones.
Link to Obituaries
DU Professor Lawrence conyer explains to a Greeley Tribune reporter how the GPR machine works.
Read all about Cadaver dogs and how they helped us locate unmarked graves.
Building the new entrance, donated by the Matrinez family in memory of their brother, Petey Martinez.
Mark Parsons
Migrant Worker from 2004 "Voices From The Grave" Cemetery Tour
A young girl places a flag at a grave for Memorial Day 2010