Up to thirty scattered, unreadable, graves scattered in this area. Graves date from 1880 to 1915. Two graves have metal pipe framework.
History: The owner of the Sodaville water rights demanded too much money from the railroad. The railroad decided to drill their own wells north of here which later became the town of Mina. Sodaville then went into decline. An old borax plant is nearby and the silver mill ruins are across the road hidden from the highway.
Cemetery is on PRIVATE PROPERTY and you should ask permission before going to this area or you will be met by the armed owner.
by Nevada Bob
Reno Evening Gazette, 11/26/1915: Tombstones Taken for Location Monuments. Rich Tungsten Strike Said To Have Been Made Down In Mineral County. News of a
rich strike of tungsten ore about one-half mile from Sodaville, Mineral county, was brought to Reno last night by Lew Rogers, official court reporter in Judge Moran's court…Rogers says there was a big rush to the district as soon as news of the find leaked out. Boulders with which to build location monuments were scare and one enthusiastic miner took all the tombstones out of the district cemetery and used them for monuments [claim markers].
Researched and Compiled by: Sue Silver
Mineral County Museum, Nevada
400 Tenth St.
P.O. Box 1584
Hawthorne NV 89415
Phone: (775) 945-5142
GPS Coordinates: 38.3434, -118.1078
- Added: 4 Jul 2010
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2360723
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