Grandview Cemetery, established in 1887, is the oldest continually operating cemetery in Fort Collins. The land was purchased in 1887 for $50 an acre, which seems like a lot to me, considering that Alaska was purchased twenty years earlier for about 2 cents per acre. The first interment, a 3-month-old baby named Felix Scoville, occurred on November 21 of that year. Remains from the Mountain Home Cemetery, abandoned in 1873, were reinterred at Grandview in late 1887.
Memorial statues include a Soldier's Monument and a Fireman's Statue, circa 1905 and 1909, respectively. The influenza epidemic of 1918 made the opening of additional lots necessary. Today, Grandview covers approximately 45 developed acres and is the final resting place for many Fort Collins founders, and veterans from the Civil War forward.
Every September, the city hosts a cemetery stroll, with actors performing graveside portrayals of historic people buried at Grandview. I've never been; maybe this will be my year.