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Chinese Cemetery
Mineral County
Nevada  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
The Carson and Colorado Railroad connected Carson City and Hawthorne in 1881. Chinese labor was used in the construction of the railroad and Hawthorne contained a small "Chinatown". Most were single or married men whose wives were in China. By the late 1880's the Chinese population grew and was prominent in the main part of town. There were few women and children. One of the more prominent families was that of Chung Kee. Over time the cemetery boundaries were lost. The Mineral County Fair & Recreation Commission along with the Horseman's Association was trying to design a new fairgrounds and equestrian center. The area considered included a portion of land near the lost Chinese cemetery. On May 3, 2008 a survey was conducted using human remains detection dogs from the Institute of Canine Forensics. Several suspected grave sites were found and the locations were plotted. There may be 100 graves.
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Researcher:Sue Silver
Mineral County Museum, Nevada
400 Tenth St.
P.O. Box 1584
Hawthorne NV 89415
Phone: (775) 945-5142

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