Pioche's Boot Hill
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 37° 56.048 W 114° 26.817
11S E 724369 N 4201581
Quick Description: A historic cemetery in this old mining town.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 3/8/2012 3:16:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMDYC6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 2

Long Description:
A mining town from the late 1860s, Pioche is one of the most intact historic communities in Southern Nevada. Named for Francois L A Pioche, a San Francisco financier who, with partners, acquired some of the earliest claims in the area, the town grew quickly. It's isolation led to a lawlessness which was as famous as its mines.

The many murderers in the area led to the creation of Boot Hill, the earliest cemetery in Pioche. There were six deaths from lead poisioning in the town before the first person died of natural causes, and this cemetery was in active use during the boom years. Though religious and fraternal cemeteries were later created, Boot Hill continued to be used for many years. Though in use today, Boot Hill remains a part of the history of Pioche. Let us not forget those who are buried here, for they too are a part of our heritage.

Dedicated this 9th day of May, 2009
by the Queho Posse chapter 1919
E Clampus Vitus
in cooperation with the Pioche Chaimber of Commerce
A link to a site about the cemetery:
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A link to a listing of graves:
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BASS, James 1875 Shot by McKee
BASS, John 6/26/1875 Shot by officers 5 times
CARSON, R. H. 10/30/1870 Killed
CLAPPY, John 1871 Killed by Jas. D. Kennedy
COAKLINS, Sam 7/1871 Killed by Sheriff's possee (Pioche Historical Society)
COLN, Abraham
COURTNEY, Morgan 1844 1873 Feared by some; respected by few; detested by others; shot in back 5 times from ambush
DAVIS, Baby Boy 12/1885
DEALAND, Jane 12/1873 Good wife
DODD, Richard H. 6/29/1870 Killed by William Dodds
DODDS, William
FENN, Baby 1875 Cholera
GORMAN, Harry 9/20/1870 Killed by George Hirsch
HUTT, Robert 1872 Good Miner; Fair man
LYNCH, John H. 7/6/1873 Shot during dispute over a dog
McKEE, Fat Mac 1882 Sheriff
PETERSON, Fanny 7/12/1872 Spanish Courtesan. Killed by her lover Lymon P. Fuller. Damn Shame. a/k/a Panama Jack
ROGER, AD 5/1870 Accidently shot himself
ROGERS, Addison 5/1870
ROGERS, David 2/13/1905 Lead collc {?}
SANU, John 9/1877 The big fire
SULLIVAN, Tim 1877 Stabbed; Fine father and husband
UNKNOWN "Fuzzie" 7/1877 "Sib"{?}
WHITLOCK, Andrew 9/11/1870 Killed by Jas. Maxwell
WICH, Mike
WILLIS, Frank 12/1872 Shot by Haggerty
YOUNG, Nellie 4/1873 Died of Spotted Fever

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