Monday, January 23, 2012
Chaperito Cemetery in 2009
Chaperito was a thriving town in San Miguel County from about 1840-1959. The land has been in private hands for some time after everyone there sold off what they had and moved to town or other states. The cemetery itself, is still there, the church was torn down decades ago and some of the buildings still partially stand.
The cemetery has a variety of headstones, some aren't legible some are beautiful and others are gone. I wrote a book on Chaperito, Land Grant and Parish a few years ago and cited all the headstones that I found in 2009 when I last visited.
The land is private, and you need permission to enter. Don't try going on your own, more than likely you could get lost or never find it. But I can share pieces of the area with you, such as this cemetery picture.