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Colorado Spirit Quest #148 - Chico Cemetery

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Hidden : 11/18/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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!! Exciting New Cache Series!!

"COLORADO SPIRIT QUEST"

The Colorado Spirit Quest is a series of Caches placed by many individuals, near cemeteries and historic sites in hopes of paying respect to the many pioneer ancestors that have 'walked' before us.

There are hundreds of cemeteries in the rural and mountain communities across Colorado.  This series will introduce you to many of them.

The cache pages will provide a virtual history tour of the cemeteries and tombstones.

COLORADO SPIRIT QUEST is not affiliated with any other 'Spirit Quest' group.  Special thanks and credit are given to SixDogTeam who started the Indiana Spirit Quest in 2004. The idea has rapidly spread into many states.

The CSQ endeavor is an enormous and relentless task.  It cannot be accomplished by just one or two people.  This project will only flourish if there is a multitude of volunteer cachers  willing to place these caches. 

After locating the cache container, take some time to reflect back on the lives of those pioneers and the effort it took to make Colorado such a great state.

If you are interested in joining the "Walking Through History Clan" contact may be made by sending an e-mail to the owner of "Colorado Spirit Quest #1 - Mountain Passage".  Use the 'Send Message" link at the center of the page of their profile.

Each person that places a CSQ cache is responsible for its maintenance.

REMEMBER:

If you are APPREHENSIVE about cemeteries - AVOID this series.

Thanks to Clan Members: Greasepot, Taylorgeotracker, Ivy Dog Parents, Team Boogity3, Grand High Pobah, Boborr 80909,  Imusttravel2000, Buzz Lightyear I, Sandhill 49er, MrVolkswagen, Isisfan, LadyCoots, Rockymtn8iv, Fork-L-Man, *Sparky*, TwoCs, Outdrlvr201, Condor1, 2Cachedivers, arthurat, smilz787, and Kyotmoon

New Clan members are always Welcome

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Located on Chico Rd, the cemetery is enclosed by a chain link fence and maintained in it's natural prairie setting. The main gate can be seen from the highway and there is a smaller entry gate in the southeast corner of the property. A metal pedestal is located just inside of the gate that contains a map and listing of the burial names.
The earliest known burials date to the 1860's making this one of the oldest cemeteries in Pueblo county. Among the deceased are the Johnson brothers who fought against each other in the civil war, a few family plots and several children, one of whom is the Middlecamp child who was run over by a wagon.
While you visit, there is also an interesting memorial in the Northwest corner of the property dedicated to those who perished aboard the Circuit City jet crash very near here not so long ago.

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