Unearthing Denver park's creepy history

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Its wide green expanses and scenic trails are nestled alongside Denver's skyline.

But beneath Cheesman Park lies an eerie history, unearthed from time to time by city workers.

Last month, workers digging a new irrigation system uncovered four well-preserved skeletons buried in a 19th-century cemetery upon which the park was built.

In the late 1800s, Mount Prospect Cemetery was converted into a public park, but as many as 2,000 bodies were never removed, according to Jill McGranahan of Denver Parks and Recreation....

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