Fairmount Historical People

Omar D. Blair-Black History at Fairmount

Omar  Blair was born in Texas in 1918, and attended high school in Albuquerque where, as one of six black students, he was not allowed to sit with the other students at graduation. But in 1979  he was named the most distinguished graduate of the same school! Growing...


Those who happen to drive through the canyon that harbors the North Fork of the South Platte River, pass a place where the old Dome Rock railroad station used to sit. For many years, a large simple polished blue granite monument sat near this site. The name inscribed...

General Orlando Ward

Under a ledger stone in the center of Block 2 at Fairmount lies Major General Orlando Ward, reputed to be the most highly decorated veteran in the cemetery. His military career spanned over 40 years and included duty in 3 separate wars or campaigns.