Cemetery, Goldfield, Nevada

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Joe Gattuso on January 23, 2008

Re the suggestion to relocate: "Comment by : I lived in Goldfield during the summer of 1993. If you look at the photo of the cemetery, you can see the Goldfield Hotel (center of town) in the background. You are looking southeast from the cemetery, which is located on the west side of Highway 95, just north of town. The town dump is next to the cemetery. The uniformly unmarked graves (crosses only) belong to union members killed during a mining strike shortly after gold was first found in 1902."

Right. Looking southeast means it is to the northwest. I remember the cemetery being to the northwest of town, which is why I think I have it located correctly. So why did you suggest relocating the photo to the southest of town? Or was that some sort of Panoramio glitch?

Joe

Diane Jepperson Nich… on January 6, 2010

My Dad, Grandmother and great grandparents are buried in this cemetery. I lived in Goldfield at times (1949 & 1954-56) and visited often. I don't believe the crosses have anything to do with union members as they were not there until sometime in the 1980's. Our family plot is in the Knights of Pythias section and Joe is correct that the cemetery is northwest of town. I still own a house on the corner of Euclid & Elliot. Diane

Joe Gattuso on January 6, 2010

That's fascinating. I saw a comment you made on another photo in which you said your great grandfather was Faro dealer in the early days, which answered a question I was going to ask. Have you ever written down your recollections? I could have spent more time in Goldfield in the '70s but didn't take the opportunity. My aunt said she had given me a lot, but I never was very interested and I guess I lost it when she lost the propoerty. Did you ever hear of her, Shirley Porter? She knew one resident who was born in Bodie and moved to Goldfield when she was young. Maybe you knew her. -- Joe

Diane Jepperson Nich… on January 11, 2010

I don't think I knew her, Joe. We were gone by the 70's and only went back occasionally in our motor home and parked next to the house I still own there. No, I have never written down my recollections, but some years ago the County Commissioners commissioned a man to interview old timers from Goldfield and they published in book form the recollections. I have a book of the interviews with my Dad and with my great aunt. I believe the books are in the Court House. They were never released to the public to buy. I think only a few of each person were printed and given to the person and families. I traded the writer copies of the Goldfield census for the tapes of my father after the book was printed. My father died in 1995 and those tapes of him telling the old stories are PRICELESS to me!

Joe Gattuso on January 16, 2010

I'm a big believer in people writing reflections. The county project sounds fascinating, but I wonder why they never published the books. Maybe that would have been too expensive. My aunt told a lot of stories that she had heard. (And maybe some she made up too.) Did you see the mention in the comments to another of the Goldfield photos of the book she wrote about Goldfield and the hotel? I wish I remembered her stories better. I couldn't even remember Columbia Mountain! I also somewhat regret not making an effort to meet these same people who my aunt met, so that I had a direct connection to them.

Those tapes and stories from your father really are priceless. I took a few minutes of video of my grandfather back in the '80s. I didn't video as much as I intended so it's not much, but now I'm really glad I did that.

Joe

manxman01 on March 21, 2011

My great Grandfather, Matthew "John" Grose bn 1843-1905, went from the Isle-Of-Man to Eureka Nevada,in about 1879,the 1880 census has him staying at block 9,Adams Hill& Albion,he was a miner.He eventually died in Goldfield N.V.in 1905,I assume he would be buried in that graveyard ?!

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