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What does the Fairmount Heritage Foundation do? The Fairmount Heritage Foundation was created in 2001 to assist in preserving the historical treasures of both Riverside and Fairmount Cemeteries. The volunteer base includes historians, veterans, preservationists,...

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Oliver “The Ghost” Marcelle

Oliver Marcelle (1897-1949) Riverside Cemetery is the final resting place of Ollie "The Ghost" Marcelle, one of the greatest African-American baseball players. He is credited with integrating professional baseball in Denver 13 years before Jackie Robinson officially...

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The NISEI Memorial at Fairmount

In Block 35, along the east of Fairmount is the beautiful Nisei Memorial. During World War II many people from the west coast of Japanese ancestry were interned in detention camps, including Camp Amache, in southeastern Colorado.

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Never to Sail Again

Life journeys some time take us to places we never expected to go. It was fully expected that Maine born Timothy Reirdan Stinson would spend his life at sea, sailing from port to port and always at a distance from his family. It is no surprise to find "Mariner" next...

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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...

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