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Monthly Archives: May 2012

National Geographic Channel Films at Riverside

On a beautiful breezy day in June 2011, the Fairmount Heritage Foundation met with a Shine TV film crew at Riverside Cemetery to film an episode for the National Geographic Channel. An advance team had already met with Patricia Carmody and Ray Thal in May that year to view the archival documents and take some background video in preparation for the shoot.

 The crew had traveled across Colorado in their quest for answers to the identity of a man buried in the old City Cemetery (now Cheesman Park) that had been unearthed during recent construction. They interviewed many of our partners and collaborators including: Tom Noel, Dr. Colorado (; James Jeffrey, Denver Public Library, Genealogy Collection Specialist ( and and William Convery, State Historian, Director of Exhibits and Interpretation (  And now they were at Riverside to film the final segment…

Filming-History-Cold-Case-at-RivTo learn more about the mystery you’ll want to tune into the National Geographic Channel on May 10th ; look for The Decrypters USA – Cowboy Corpse. To see a preview of the Riverside segment of the show visit: