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 Louise LeBeau

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Louise LeBeau

Birth
Death
1865
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
40614006 View Source

Lebeau Graves:

U.S. Highway 50
Approximately twenty five miles east of Fallon, Nevada, U.S. Highway 50 Fallon, Nevada, U. S. Highway 50 crosses a barren, alkali-crusted, dry lake bed known as the Four Mile Flat. Along this windblown Stretch of the Loneliest Highway of America, a hundred or so yards north towards the wavering dunes of Sand Mountain, is a small, weathered looking picket fence that surrounds a pile of rocks topped by a whitewashed wooden cross. Local folklore maintains this is either grave site or a memorial. For decades, locals have periodically tended the forlorn place known only as the " Lebeau Grave Site, " local and national publications have debated its origin. The facts, however are scarce.For many Years a cross attached to the fence bore the Inscription: " Two pioneer Children. Known only to God. " Sometime later, a newer marker appeared at the site that was inscribed with the year 1865 and names of three not (two) sister:Jennie LeBeau, (9)Louise LeBeau,(6)Emma LeBeau, (3) This girls, according to widely believed stories, died of diptheria while traveling with a wagon train through the area along the Old Simpson Trail. Others, including former U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge Field Supervisor, Johnnie Johnson, claimed to have had evidence that a fourth child, a young boy, was also buried at the site. Another inscription was added Wilson Turner, (3)"1864." Over the years, a few locals have attempted to maintain the graves, repairing, replacing,the wooden fence and crosses. Even so, the appearance of the grave site is changing. Flowers, Children toys, dolls, and even articles of clothing are continually added by caring visitors. And questions linger. Who if any one, is really buried at the site? When did the burials occur? Among the plaque added to the site over the years is the one that provides as wooden epitaph of the hundred of men, women, children, and thousands of animals that perished on the Old Simpson Trail to California 1864- 1880. p.nelson


Lebeau Graves:

U.S. Highway 50
Approximately twenty five miles east of Fallon, Nevada, U.S. Highway 50 Fallon, Nevada, U. S. Highway 50 crosses a barren, alkali-crusted, dry lake bed known as the Four Mile Flat. Along this windblown Stretch of the Loneliest Highway of America, a hundred or so yards north towards the wavering dunes of Sand Mountain, is a small, weathered looking picket fence that surrounds a pile of rocks topped by a whitewashed wooden cross. Local folklore maintains this is either grave site or a memorial. For decades, locals have periodically tended the forlorn place known only as the " Lebeau Grave Site, " local and national publications have debated its origin. The facts, however are scarce.For many Years a cross attached to the fence bore the Inscription: " Two pioneer Children. Known only to God. " Sometime later, a newer marker appeared at the site that was inscribed with the year 1865 and names of three not (two) sister:Jennie LeBeau, (9)Louise LeBeau,(6)Emma LeBeau, (3) This girls, according to widely believed stories, died of diptheria while traveling with a wagon train through the area along the Old Simpson Trail. Others, including former U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge Field Supervisor, Johnnie Johnson, claimed to have had evidence that a fourth child, a young boy, was also buried at the site. Another inscription was added Wilson Turner, (3)"1864." Over the years, a few locals have attempted to maintain the graves, repairing, replacing,the wooden fence and crosses. Even so, the appearance of the grave site is changing. Flowers, Children toys, dolls, and even articles of clothing are continually added by caring visitors. And questions linger. Who if any one, is really buried at the site? When did the burials occur? Among the plaque added to the site over the years is the one that provides as wooden epitaph of the hundred of men, women, children, and thousands of animals that perished on the Old Simpson Trail to California 1864- 1880. p.nelson


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