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Sunnyside Cemetery

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c. 1891. Off Bulldog Mine Rd., .5 mile west of Creede

The small Carpenter's Gothic Immaculate Conception Catholic Mission (1897) was moved from Creede to this hillside to make room for a new log church (c. 1974) at the northwest corner of Main and 3rd streets. Amid the tomb-stones behind the old church, a miniature model of the church serves as a mausoleum for the Kiner family. In the “shotgun cemetery” (Creede's Boot Hill) 30 yards north a wooden marker commemorates saloonkeeper Bob Ford, who killed Jesse James before dying of a gunshot wound himself.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Sunnyside Cemetery", [Creede, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 435-435.

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