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Goldfield Pioneer Cemetery
Goldfield
Esmeralda County
Nevada  USA

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Goldfield Pioneers 1907 - 1911
Seventy of Goldfield's earliest burials were moved to this cemetery from the original cemetery. Afterward an additional eighty-four burials brought the total to 154. They include gunshot victims, a murder suspect who hung himself in the Goldfield Jail and four homeless unknowns.
The original cemetery was located within the City of Goldfield until 1908. During Goldfields march of progress, the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad Company ran it's main line alongside the graves in order to place its terminal as close to the business district as possible. The Railroad Company didn't want passengers stepping off the train onto graves and the city didn't want graves near it's largest hotel. A group of men known as "Official Ghouls" unearthed the remains late at night, moving them to this site. This cemetery is separate from and slightly southwest of the main Goldfield Cemetery.

John Lund was added by a family member making the burial total 155 after the informational sign was posted at the cemetery. He may be one of the unknown graves. Due to fire and other causes many of the original burial records were lost.

Of Interest:
Died Eating Library Paste
William Hay
Murderer Suicide (Hughes)
Gunshot (Carnes)
Gunshot (Nugent)
Gunshot by Sheriff - Martin Rowher
Indian Molly
Butcher - Henry Pundt
William Smyth alias William Roberts
(NOTE: No burials after 1911)
Edited by Nevada Bob
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