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This five-acre private burial site was established in 1885 by fraternal organizations for the use of members and their families. The cemetery and headstones reflect the beliefs and customs of the time as well as display the sense of loss experienced by families and friends. The cemetery, as a single entity, best describes the sense of community that prevailed in Park City, a melting pot of nationalities.

The site was used extensively until the 1920s when a decline in the membership of fraternal organizations corresponded with the collapse of the mining industry in Park City. Use of the cemetery and maintenance of the grounds diminished greatly. In the 1980s a volunteer society, the Glenwood Cemetery Association, funded by public donations, became caretakers, restoring and maintaining the picturesque graveyard as a peaceful refuge.