Cheesman Park in Denver is a beautiful 80 acre park full of rolling hills and shaded trees. Most people don’t realize that underneath the park are the graves of people from the 19th century. Does that mean the park, being buried over several old graves, could be haunted?
History of Cheesman Park
The park began in 1858 when the town of St. Charles Town Company was claimed by General William Larimer who called it Denver. The land was legally property of Arapho Indians. Once Larimer took control, he set out a part of the land to serve as a cemetery, called Mount Prospect Cemetery, and that cemetery is now Cheesman and Congress parks.
The cemetery was intended for the wealthy and influential citizens while the outer edge would be used for criminals…