Opened in 1858 on once sacred Native American land, the Prospect Hill Cemetery (renamed Denver City Cemetery in 1873) served as the final resting place for many vagrants, widows and orphans. As part of Mayor Robert Speer’s “City Beautiful” urban improvement plan, the property reopened in 1907 as Cheesman Park.
Alli Sands is a Denver native who has been contributing to various local media outlets for over a decade.
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